The Men Who Stare At Goats
Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Geoff Bridges and George Clooney. What a line up. When the movie trailers rolled at the cinemas we all wanted to see this movie. The premise was promising, the storyline guaranteed a few laughs an the acting line up showed this wasn’t going to disappoint.
So we waited for the movie…. And waited…. And then rewarded….
So Bob Wilton (McGregor) is a reporter who is down on his luck. In a vain attempt to prove to his ex-wife, and himself, that hes a real man he heads to Iraq to become a war reporter. While trying to build up the courage to go find that story, all from the safety of a Saudi Arabian cafe, he bumps into Lyn Cassady (Clooney). What starts as a weak story lead turns into a fantastical story that reveals the world of the paranormal in the US Army.
That’s all I’m going to say about the plot. Its very entertaining, and leaves the audience chuckling to the surreal world of psychic warriors in the US Army. The great thing is that this movie is not all revealed in the trailer. You will find a large number of very entertaining moments as the story is revealed, with some clever cut scenes to lighten the more serious moments of the film.
My only gripe about this one is the length of time it took to get to New Zealand. In the end I saw it in the USA before it was even open here. In fact the DVD/BluRay discs are hitting the shop shelves in North America this week alone.
Regardless of wether you see this at the cinemas or on the Blueray/DVD, this is one not to miss.
Reviewed by: Urbankiwi
Releases: 25th March 2010
Rating: M Contains Violence, Offensive Language & Drug Use
Duration: 93 minutes
Starring: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Geoff Bridges
Director: Grant Heslov