ASCENT OF EVIL: THE STORY OF MEIN KAMPF REVIEWED
“Ascent of Evil” asks the question on nobody’s lips…why did Hitler choose to make Mein Kampf? Much like whiny teens of lore, Hitler wanted to go onto LiveJournal to express his dismay and woe. LiveJournal wouldn’t exist for another 80 years, so he wrote a book. It was lame garbage about how he’s cool and the Jews started World War I and most of the world’s troubles. But, now you have a documentary using historical footage and interviews trying to make sense of batshit crazy.
I’d call it a fascinating work, but it wasn’t. There was nothing here that you couldn’t learn on Wikipedia.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 6/26/18
Video - 83%
Audio - 80%
Content Score - 84%
The Plot Thus Far
Ascent of Evil: The Story of Mein Kampf is an autobiographical manifesto written by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler while imprisoned following his 1923 failed coup attempt in Munich. In Mein Kampf, Hitler outlined his political ideology and goals for Germany. Today, Mein Kampf is still available in libraries, on the Internet, at universities and even at bookstores worldwide. Yet much of the history of this 720-page, two-volume screed is now forgotten. Using historical footage, photographs and interviews with scholars, Ascent of Evil plunges deep into the infamous blueprint for evil's dark secrets and reveals how this book came to be written and its impact on world.