I really, really, really like the anarchic theme to the movie. I'm Marxist-anarchosyndicalist in my pure political ideology (I know, odd combo), but my platforms are tempered by truths of reality and how they limits the practical applications of my beliefs, so I don't speak in radical overtones. But deep down, I wouldn't mind to see the collapse of corporate assassins of social progess. This movie really appealed to my inner Weatherman.
BTW, anyone wanna join the "I Haven't Seen The Dark Knight Yet" club?
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Not too bad at all. It was a little slow and deliberate at times it didn't need to be, and other times it went quickly through plot that could have been explored in more detail; particularly once things ramped up near the end. Overall, though, you really can't get a bad performance from Don Cheadle, the rest of the cast was at least sufficient for their part, the plot was a different look at terrorism and the religion behind it, and there was a nice twist. You don't need to see it at the theater, but you could do worse at home.
JTWood wrote:I thought the previews looked boring, the reviews have been poor, and I will not be seeing it.
Reviews are poor? 78% on RT and 8.2 on IMDB. It's hilarious.
I read articles on 2 major news sites just the other day each of which basically said it was a dud, and the reviews from the "professionals" on Yahoo were uninspiring. The overall B- from the Yahoo proletariat doesn't help, either.
Probably doesn't help that I'm not a fan of most Coen stuff, either.