Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009)
A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
With such a good cast and a story that is absolutely crazy that any part of it is true, I thought this movie would be a can't miss. Wrong.
The movie jumps all over the place. It feels like a Cohen brothers movie gone wrong. The acting of course is good with this cast, but even that can't seem to save this movie. I believe that part of it that makes it seem so bad is how crazy it all seems, but being based on true events I imagine those parts really were that crazy.
The pace of the movie never really seems right, its to slow and then to fast. It jumps back and forth to much and doesn't really seem to know what it wants to be as a movie. A Comedy? Action? Just a crazy story?
Some of the scenes were funny, but I found most of the movie boring and very hard to watch.
When to Watch Rating: While Plunging Your Head in Boiling Water
Available on Netflix Instant View
***I recommend that if you think a movie looks good you should watch in anyway and then hopefully you will love it and write a comment on how horrible my review is.