Saw Green Zone,
and I was disappointed by it.
It was a fun thriller, but it was so heavy-handed in its political agenda it was just off-putting. Even as someone who is generally apolitical, and a big fan of Paul Greengrass, it was annoying to see a film push such a one-sided point-of-view. The Hurt Locker
, comparatively speaking, was much better: it wasn't concerned about politics but was more concerned about just telling a damn good story.
I mean, I really wanted to like Green Zone.
I love Paul Greengrass (United 93
is one of my favorite movies of all time), I love Matt Damon, and I love these type of films. But what made United 93
so damn good was because it wasn't concerned about telling a conspiracy thriller about 9/11, it was basically a retelling of the tragic event that occurred and the passengers' heroic plight to save their lives. Green Zone
, on the other hand, has none of that subtle minimalism that made United 93
so great. However, John Powell delivered (once more) a fantastic score, and the first act was damn compelling storytelling.