Thursday, November 15, 2012

Argo (2012)


Directed by Ben Affleck
Written by Chris Terrio Joshuah Bearman (article)
Starring Ben Affleck, John Goodman & Bryan Cranston

Argo is the name of a fake movie this movie (same name) is all about. As you can image, a movie about a movie is always unsettling in one way or another.

Ben Affleck stars and directs this film and is well know for his other projects he’s directed like ‘The Town’ & ‘Gone baby, gone.’ This film stays in that line of directing and plot ark. Ben Affleck has been cultivating through his directing that has become a very dependable voice. In other words, when you hear Affleck is directing you know what your going to get…

So what are you getting when you buy a ticket to Argo? The story is a glamorized historical event that took place in the 70’s that may or may not have anything to do with our current situation in the Middle East. Having said that, this film does an amazing job of cultivating a interest in the history of American foreign policy.

This film has the potential to be a groundbreaking film like the acclaimed ‘All the Presidents Men’ or ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ but something about it feels forced. The film proposes that the CIA would send a team of agents posing as a Hollywood film crew because it’s the only option to hide in plain sight. The problem with this idea is that it’s just not true.

No rating. It’s an enjoyable film with all the excitement of escape. Affleck does all the right things and makes all the right decisions as a director. It’s just not a compelling tail. 

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