Tread – Documentary
Category – Movie
Content – I didn’t know anything about Marvin Heemeyer, or the incident that occurred in Granby, Colorado. So this documentary was truly disturbing to me. Not only did Marvin believe the entire town of Granby treated him like an outsider, he documented this on cassette tapes (three in total). There are several incidents that occur to drive Marvin to build a massive bulldozer. Not only was he a brilliant welder, but also a man wronged by a town. When he sets his plan in motion, there is no stopping him. It takes Marvin a year to weld metal sheets (doubled with concrete in the middle) onto the bulldozer, create a camera system to see and attach 3 high powered guns strategically placed inside the dozer looking out. Then on June 4, 2004, Marvin set out is his Mad Max looking bulldozer to destroy the buildings of the people that had wronged him. The footage of this intense day is mesmerizing! While he terrorizes a city for an entire day, no one could stop Marvin but him. Was he a disturbed man, or just really pissed off? This is an incredibly intense and devastating documentary for all that was involved. This scores a 8 out of 10.
Acting – Since this is a documentary, there is no acting, as all the people in the film are real. Marvin Heemeyer left behind 3 cassette tapes that he had been taping of himself for years. The tapes are chilling to listen to, and you wonder if the town did wrong him? According to his tapes, it certainly appears that the town did just that! But, all the eye witnesses that are interviewed in this film have another account. The town seems to be very confused as to why Marvin would do what he did; however, I think the town knew what they had done to this man, and it is their fault he turned to such rage. Score is 9 out of 10.
Duration – 1 hr 29 min. This movie is 89 minutes of real life cassette tapes, betrayal and rage. I have to say that the duration seems near perfect for the content. This gets a 9 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for Tread – 26 out of 30.
Recommended Watch – Yes, this is an intense documentary. And if you didn’t hear about the incident in 2004, it is an incredible watch of an real life incident!