Sunday, November 15, 2009

Jedi and Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats
To start off with this movie has both Ewan McGreggor and George Clooney in it. Which means even if its awful there's still a good amount of eye candy to look at throughout the movie. The basic plot of the movie is that Ewan McGreggor plays a journalist looking for a story. He finds a pretty good story when he winds up with George Clooney's character, Lyn Cassady, in the middle of Iraq. Lyn Cassidy is part of a super secret branch of the military government that goes by the code name of Jedi. So here is Ewan McGreggor, aka Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi himself, with an actual American who calls himself a Jedi and believes he has Jedi like powers. According the the producers casting Ewan was a complete coincidence, and only Ewan thought about it after the fact. But really these two things, the good looks of the actors and the Star Wars irony, were the only good parts of the movie for me.

Throughout most of the movie I was sitting there tired waiting for it to be over. There were a few off-the-wall funny moments, but overall I wasn't really feeling it. Actually, if you look at my past few movie reviews its been a while since I've really enjoyed a movie we've seen. But I can promise you that will change next weekend with my pick!


1 comment:

  1. I thought it was pretty entertaining! And Ewan McGregor was sooooo so so adorable, I just wanted to pinch his cheeks lol!

    I'm seeing 2012 next week-end, I think I'm going to love that one!!