Thursday, August 5, 2010

Green Zone

There are some movies which I just cannot review, and Green Zone may be just one of those movies. I didn't really pay much attention to this movie. All I knew was everytime I tried to pay attention I just kept seeing Matt Damon running around with a gun in Iraq. So now you think I am an airhead, I am going to take a stab at trying to review the movie. This could be a very short writeup...
Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundsgate. Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader. Also suspicious of Poundsgate is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundsgate told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan, who told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan's true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who's playing whom?
So as I said, I wasn't really into this movie. It did have it's merits though, like a good performance from top form Matt Damon, some interesting direction and also some good action scenes. But war movies aren't really my cup of tea (I only watched this to be up to date with all the movies that have come out in the past few weeks), even though I really liked The Hurt Locker. I think most people will find that this is boring because we soon grow tired of it's non stop shooting. And seriously, Iraq won't be interesting for another 50 years when it's a part of our history.


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