what do you think of the zero hour documentary on columbine? Do you think it's accurate on what eric and dylan were like?
Out of a scale to 1-10, I give them an 8 on accuracy. I guess out of all of the Columbine reenactments, Zero Hour did the best job although it did have room for improvement.
I like to applaud them for finding an actor that resembles Eric. The large forehead, the up hairdo, and he also looks like a senior in high school (unlike the one in I’m Not Ashamed)…all hes missing is Eric’s protruding nose.
But the actor for Dylan literally looks NOTHING like Dylan. But then again, I get it. Trying to find a guy who looks similar to Dylan is quite difficult since Dylan has quite unique features. (AKA the long blond shaggy hair, the protruding chin, and the hood eyelids). So i’ll give them the benefit of the doubt on that one.
And maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but every time Eric and Dylan spoke in the show, it just came off cringy and whanabee badasses. Like when Eric asks that girl in the library, “do you whana die,huh?Well, were all gonna die. Were gonna blow up the school anyway!” The actor just sounded really whiney. And Dylan talks about how his “wrath from January’s incident will be godlike” made me cringe so hard, yikes. But then again, these two aren’t big hollywood actors so I can’t expect them to have oscar winning acting skills.
But at least the set design was accurate.
Costume design was also pretty good. The suspenders, the combat boots, their even wearing the fingerless gloves on the correct hands…
They even got Dylan’s famous sunglasses correct!
But what’s also inaccurate is Dylan isn’t wearing his iconic Boston Sox hat (which is what he’s known for!) And also the wrong font is used on the Natural Selection/Wrath shirts.
However, I do like they added a bunch of commentary that other documentaries failed to mention. Like the police officers responding too late to the call. Dave Sanders dying because they didn’t get him help quick enough. Eric telling his doctor he reported having both homicidal and suicidal idealization, yet the issue was dismissed…etc. They reminded everyone that yes, Eric and Dylan shot those people, but it was the negligence from others that let them die.