Up/Knifed Up: The
Evolution Of Cosmetic Surgery
Sound: C+/B- Extras: C-/C Main Programs: C/B-
Up was actually pretty easy to watch, because I only like certain
types of documentaries and this fit the bill. It was roughly only 45
minutes in length and the content helped me focus along the way.
However, when a documentary that claims to discuss the "rise of
the backside" you think that it is going to discuss more in
depth how the backside that we know now came to be. It seemed to
only be about how African-American women and how their bottoms have
always been, well, up.
content of Bottoms Up seems to have some value as we see a
girl, Alicia Ortiz, from start to finish as she goes in for surgery
to have a more rounded backside. When we get to some of the
commentators in the film, the film loses me again, because the people
they have speaking on the subject matter do not appear to have any
credibility, this is due to the fact that they are supposedly just
entertainers and different B celebrities. Never once did we hear
from an actual doctor/surgeon or anyone in the medical field, except
briefly when a doctor told Ortiz getting the surgery what was wrong
with her butt.
Up was easy to watch and not terrible, but when I hear
documentary I think I will be getting factual information and not
opinions from people trying hard to be funny. It was presented in
standard definition in widescreen 1.78 X 1 anamorphically enhanced
format. The reason it was so easy to watch was due to the fact it
was short and felt like a fun YouTube video you can watch when you
are bored or even with some friends. So, in that sense, it was
extras included a deleted scene, Alicia
Learns to Pole Dance and extended interviews:
Amanda Seales, White
Women Like Butts, Best
Butts, and Why
Men Like Butts.
Up was basically about the same topic as Bottoms Up, which
was released the same year, but it had a little more credibility.
They discussed more than just the need to get a sizable bottom, they
went further to explain why women do it. In addition to the
backside, they also talked about the entire body and had doctors,
surgeons, professors, etc. discussing the topic of plastic surgery
and body disorders that cause women to want to change the way they
look to feel better about themselves.
this one, they would give us some knowledge of the idea of beauty and
how the idea begins at an early age with playing with Barbie dolls,
they also wanted us to see the influences that inspired so many women
and the repercussions of plastic surgery by showing us some health
risks. The movie itself was also presented in the theatrical
widescreen format and was in anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1
standard definition, which was fine due to the content it provided;
Blu-ray is unnecessary.
scene of Knifed Up gave me what I wanted, which was
information from a credible source. The movie seemed to grab my
attention, but then as I became invested ended at approximately 45
minutes. It felt more like a documentary and not a YouTube clip that
I would click on when I was bored and wanted to see if Nicki Minaj
would be mentioned, which she is in this one.
Extras on this disc included extended interviews from
Dr. Andrew Jimerson, Aziza Jimerson, Ebony Steele, Charlotte Scott,
Dr. Kanika Bell, and Class Discussion.