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Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Men Who Stare at Goats

i had been curious about this movie and so finally decided to rent it. the fick wasn’t bad, i guess, but it wasn’t good either. i would give it 6 out of 10. it had a good cast so the acting was there. the plot... not so much. ewan mcgregor is a reporter trying to get a good story out of iraq to prove himself to his wife, whom left him for his not-so- cute, overweight editor. george clooney is part of an exclusive team in the military, of which he was the best, but there is a point where I am not sure if this story is true or if he is just insane, or maybe it's even a mix of both. throughout the movie the pair get stuck in the dessert and kidnapped as mcgregor’s character narrates clooney’s character his tory in the army. the movie had a few funny moments, if you know their humor, but most of those were in the trailer. i can't say much about how the movie ended though since i fell asleep. i can't remember what happens with clooney’s character, only that he was on a mission all along, and mcgregor realizes that he just needs to get over his ex. all in all since it was based on a true story it was not coming from a bad place, it just was not executed very well.

1 comment:

  1. I gotta say, I was surprised by the negative reviews this got. I saw it a couple months before it came out, without much knowledge of it. I just knew the cast was excellent. Well, I ended up loving it. I thought it was very Three Kings-esque. I like any movie that takes a silly story and places in the context of something very serious (i.e. Three Kings, Life is Beautiful.) It allows a fresh, unique examination of issues that we'd otherwise become exhausted with. I thought the characters were interesting and well-developed, and their relationships were believable. Moreover, some scenes were flat-out hilarious (the solar cooker? lol)

    I'd give it 8 out of 10.