The Clint Eastwood directed “Hereafter” starring Matt Damon hits theaters today. I checked out a preview earlier this week and while I didn’t LOVE it..it was pretty interesting. The film explores glimpses of the “after-life” through 3 different story-lines of characters in three separate cities in the world, and the trio eventually collide. Each character is experiencing their own “unique” look into that world and each is troubled by it. I guess I shouldn’t say too much because then I’ll really give it away. Now, the movie does kind of just end, leaving you to wonder…okay, what’s next!?!? But, it’s not as much of a mind trip as Inception.
Finally Friday and I can write about Green Zone. Let me start by saying after viewing the film, I immediately tweeted “Super EXCELLENT Great movie!” This movie, is action-packed, thought provoking and captivating from start to end. I guess I probably should’ve done a little background check before I stepped in the theater to see it, but I just figured Matt Damon, ‘Bourne’ movies, it’ll be good. Little did I know that as soon as the movie started my heart would start racing and the adrenaline pumping…and it didn’t stop the whole time I sat there and watched. Green Zone is set in Baghdad, Iraq, so it uses the war as the backdrop and setting to examine theories and issues of why Americans are there – in this case, looking for WMD (weapons of mass destruction), and also gives more insight into what it may be like for the soldiers fighting overseas, and also what the Iraqi people live and see everyday. I am definitely a fan of true to life stories and I enjoy watching war-genre films as well, so this was right up my alley. I think it was very well done. The images, storyline and acting are top notch and made me feel like I was there… Yes, my mind kept racing as I tried to keep up with what was going on and where the story was going, while also trying to figure out what was going to happen next! I really enjoyed watching the movie and hey, Matt Damon’s not bad to look at either! 🙂 Green Zone is a MUST SEE!!