Monday, May 2, 2011

Review: National Geographic: Finding Jack the Ripper


Jack the Ripper is probably among the worlds most, if not the most, well-known «cold cases». Even thoguh Jack the Ripper didnt kill that many people compared to other serial killers, and that his target group was limited to only street girls, it was what he did to the dead bodies that made him the legend he is today. His kills was pretty regular and fast, but afterwards, he cut out organs from their bodies. According to one of the experts in this documentary, the killer got sexual satisfaction out of doing this, and that was his motive too.

This documentary aimes, as the title may indicate, to find the killer behind the name. Over hundred candidates has been suggested over the years, and who it was, will probably never be known, but its still fun to speculate. This documentary fails dramatically imideatly by pretending its possible – several decades later, with the help from a couple of retired police investigators and a camera team to solve the riddle. It cant get more stereotypical american then this.

Over all this documentary sucked. It was not entertaining, it was not interesting, it bored the hell out of me, and the whole concept was in fact plain stupid. You have probably already guessed the score, and yes, this will be the first on the blog to get 1 out of 6. And the only reason for that, is that my scale wont allow me to give anything lower. I will strongly recommend to not see this. Its just a waste of time. Go to sleep for an hour instead.

32 comments:

  1. thanks for giving me the heads up

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  2. k onto it! one hour of sleep here i come! :P

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  3. He's famous for only killing 6 people, Charlie Manson is famous and he didn't directly kill anyone!

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  4. lol NG do seem to show a lot of crappily knocked together documentaries!

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  5. Jack the Ripper is a creepy issue but if u say that this documentation is a waste of time i believe you. Going to take a nap instead.

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  6. I'll make sure to avoid it, thanks for the info!

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  7. Good to know. I love the documentaries that actually shine some light on mysteries like this one, but the ones that are bad are just plain terrible.

    Thanks for the heads up.

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  8. Hey Gheko, Charlie Manson did actually directly kill a few people. The bulk of the murders were just done by his followers

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  9. too bad, that could have been really interesting

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  10. Well thanks for the heads up, I like watching documentaries on things like this but I'll pass

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  11. I thought it would be good so thanks for the warning

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  12. Hmm, I already nkow the story of jack the ripper, I guess I'll skip this one :)

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  13. i love documentaries but i hate national geographic documentaries

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  14. ill make sure to skip this one! haha post some good ones though

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  15. oh what a bore, i saw this doco a few says ago what a waste of my time

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  16. Thanks for this review, lucky i didn't waste $10 for renting this.

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  17. Haven't seen it, but if you disliked it so much ill definitly avoid it !

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  18. Ah.
    You saved an hour for me, sir.

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  19. Hmm I usually like documentaries like this

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  20. They don't make documentaries like they used to, lol. I'll try to avoid this one, too bad, it could have been interesting.

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  21. sexual satisfatction :) interesting

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  22. Good thing you told me. I had this DVR'd

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  23. thanks for letting me know about this show, i love stories about jack the ripper

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  24. Sounds awesome, I want to check it out now.

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  25. DEfinitely gonna find this! thanks

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  26. Man I've seen this one too and it was soooo boring! It baffles me as to how they turned such interesting subject matter into a snoozefest. I don't get much time to see these docs anymore so I'm gonna follow to see what else is out there!

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  27. "pretending its possible – several decades later, with the help from a couple of retired police investigators and a camera team to solve the riddle." Ugh god I HATE documentaries like this... thanks for the warning.

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