I saw Syriana tonight. It was way serious. I thought there were good performances all around. But, like Kate said, it was too real to be very enjoyable. I mostly felt sad after seeing it.
The thing that bothered me most was how we, as Americans, have no say in the way this country is run. I am pretty sure that even the Bush supporters would have to check their political choices after seeing this movie. I heard that some walked out of the movie at the premiere. I guess they couldn't take the heat.
I just hope lots of people see it and get a little perspective about what's really going on here and in the Middle East. I know! No Politics Allowed!!
Good movie, but not if you'd like to be in a good mood when you walk out. I turned on the Mermaid song on the Folk the World CD
to cheer myself up. And of course it did the trick.
Totally HUGE ditto. I have been sad about us for way too long already, so I just got angry and feeling sort of frustrated. It was not enjoyable for that reason.
Deirdre, didn't you think George Clooney's performance was a real surprise? I was slightly taken aback to find he could actually act without that "wink, wink, sarcastic" charm he usually uses to, in essesnse, always play himself in his movies. There was absolutely no George Clooney in that character. (And, in his character in "Good Night and Good Luck", either, but he still had his looks present in that one...)
As far as the "Narnia" movie, I really would like to see it, but the controversy of how it is being aggressively marketed to Evangelical Christians in this country by Disney in order to cash in on what are being called "Passion Dollars" (people who paid to see "Passion of the Christ" as a part of their religious Christian duty), is just way too cynical for my taste. I almost don't want to reward them with my movie-going $$$ just because of this campaign of theirs. I find it repugnant. So, thanks for the review, Sherry. I enjoyed your "take", because I probably will not be seeing it in the theaters.