Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Men Who Stare at Goats

I enjoyed The Men Who Stare at Goats while watching it, I did, but after it was done I realized it is one of those movies that I will never need to think about again as long as I live. This isn’t intended to be a value judgment; it is simply a fact about the world and my reaction to it.

It is worth watching to see George Clooney and Ewan McGregor banter back and forth about the Jedi, and Jeff Bridges is enjoyably loopy as a drugged out, New Age Army officer exploring uses for psychics and spoon-benders to do away with conflict and war.

There is more that I could say, but why? It is worth watching if you like any of the aforementioned actors, or if you’re just looking for a few hours of empty entertainment, but there isn’t much more to it than that. At one point it seems like it wants to say something about the war in Iraq, but it doesn’t.

At the end of the day The Men Who Stare at Goats is a pleasant, but ultimately disposable movie.

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