Becky and I went to see the new George Clooney movie, The Men Who Stare at Goats at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO on Friday. The Fandango website at The Men Who Stare at Goats describes the movie as follows:
“Struggling reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) gets the scoop of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), who claims to be from a unit of psychic soldiers who have been reactivated for duty. Intrigued by Cassady’s assertions that they can walk through walls and kill goats by fixed gazes, Wilton follows him on a dangerous, top-secret mission across Iraq to find the brigade’s founder, Bill Django (Jeff Bridges).”
The Men Who Stare at Goats is another goofy flick by George Clooney. Remember LeatherHeads last year that would have made for a good rental at Red Box, but certainly not one you would want to waste your money seeing at the Box Office. Well, this movie is on the same level. Great acting, plenty of star power, but totally pointless, a few good laughs, and a pretty stupid movie overall.
I did like parts of the film and it was entertaining at times, but for most people they are not going to like this movie very much. You do wonder how much of this film is true, especially if you are into Area 51 conspiracies, remote viewing theories or other late night talk show stories about our government and its other worldly type endeavors. I had seen the Today show report on Barney songs being used to torture Iraqi terrorist prisoners, so that was wild to see in the film.
The movie has some funny parts with Jeff Bridges character being a Hippy trying to create a new Army. There’s a few lines, such as the “Be All You Can Be” Army slogan that will make you laugh, but this movie is just to disjointed and bizarre for most people and won’t be worth the price of admission.
Our advice is to wait for the rental.
John – ** Rental
Becky- ** Rental
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