Saturday, 13 March 2010

Green Zone

Super cool movie from the maker of last two Bourne movies (The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum), Paul Greengrass. This time, Matt Damon is playing the role of a warrant officer, Roy Miller. The movie is inspired from the non-fiction 2006 book “Imperial Life in the Emerald City” by a journalist. The story deals around the invasion of Iraq, because Bush & co with US intelligence had so-called proof of that Saddam Hussein was holding Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). So during the attack, Roy Miller is responsible to find these WMD, but where can he find them when they doesn’t exist? Roy starts investigating what actually is going on and unexpected things starts happening…

The movie has a very political message, and as mostly people know, Americans went to the war primarily because of oil and gas reserves. Despite the fact you know the background; the movie is highly suspenseful and entertaining. Its ending during the last 3-5 minuts of the movie was somehow clicheful, but otherwise it’s recommended entertainment. The execution style is pretty much like the last two Bourne-movies with handheld cameras to give a realistic approach. In addition, some of the execution also reminded of the war series Generation Kill.

Rating: 5/6 of 6


Mmm said...

Såpass ja? Leste et par anmeldelser der denne fikk 3'er, og det stod at Bourne filmene var mye bedre. Men har lyst til å se denne jeg også!

Adeal said...

Ja, den har fått varierende kritikker. Noen likte den ikke, og noen synes den var knall. Jeg er blant de sistnevnte :) Synes både Bourne og denne var kul. Som jeg skrev, så er gjennomføringsstilen noe liknende, men forskjell på sjanger..