The trial of Amanda Knox for the brutal murder of her roommate was an international spectacle. However, exactly what happened that night has never been entirely clear. Netflix has a new documentary that will examine the case, but even they're not sure which way to go. The streaming service has released two separate trailers for the new film, one for each perspective on the case. Do you think she may have been guilty? Then, here's the trailer for you.
Amanda Knox spent four years in an Italian prison for the brutal murder of Meredith Kercher before she was then acquitted by a higher court. Since then, there has been no end to the debate as to whether or not she was guilty of the crime. The murder was certainly vicious, making Knox look like a sociopath if she was, in fact, guilty. As the "Suspect" trailer implies, many believe that Amanda Knox is a psychopath, who was somehow able to get away with her crime.
However, there is also another perspective. Amanda Knox proclaimed her innocence. The evidence that placed her at the scene during the crime seemed questionable at best. It was the doubt in that evidence that eventually led to her acquittal. There have been just as many people who believe that Knox was wrongly convicted the first time around. There's a trailer to handle that point of view as well.
This trailer gives the Netflix documentary a very different look. Here Amanda Knox doesn't look crazy, she looks terrified. The same reporter that referred to her as "a monster" in the first trailer, says that some of the information around the trail was actually completely fabricated. If you're still not sure what to think about Amanda Knox today, the trailers alone won't help. Which is, of course, exactly what Netflix is counting on. This way you'll check out their movie.
The two trailers are a great way to get people's attention. When this case was in the press it seemed like everybody in the world had an opinion. Will the movie change anybody's opinion one war or the other? We'll have to just wait and see.
Amanda Knox will debut on Netflix September 30. Do you already have an opinion on Amanda Knox or will you be checking out the new documentary in order to form one? Let us know in the comments.