joyce (joyce) wrote,

  • Mood:
In 2000, I went to go see "Traffic", and it took 147 minutes to tell us that the War on Drugs just isn't working, and that we have to try something else, something that I pretty well agree with. And today, Jeff and I went to go see Syriana at the $1.50 theater, whose screenplay was written by the same person as Traffic, and it took 126 minutes (an improvement!) to tell us that the U.S.'s policy and practices in the Middle East just aren't working (which I also agree with.) Then again, as I told Jeff, the kind of people who go see movies like this are the ones who are more than likely going to agree with it.

It was well done. It was interesting, as always, seeing a region that I've spent so much time studying up on the big screen (and to wonder how accurate the film was). Watching George Clooney speak Farsi was trippy, and Matt Damon did a nice job as the awkward, semi-clueless white boy. So, worth watching, if you're interested in such matters, but be warned, it's filmed just like Traffic, down to the bad guys winning, the short, choppy scenes, and the 18 story lines that don't come together until the last 20 minutes or so.
Tags: media:movies

  • dinner and a movie

    Dinner was Alton Brown's salisbury steak, minus the mushrooms. rhiannonstone, you're right, it's damned tasty stuff. :) We usually do a…

  • (no subject)

    We went and saw Sin City this afternoon, and I'm glad I didn't pay more than a $1.50 to see it. It wasn't really what we expected from the trailers.…

  • (no subject)

    We went and saw The Interpreter at Blue Ridge (dear Blue Ridge: never ever ever ever close again, please?) (for those of you who have recently…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.