Apparently men who stare at goats also sympathize with terrorists.
Against our better judgement we went to see the new release this weekend. We have not had a “date night” in months and the hubs and I decided to go and see the movie. Fortunately for us we had a gift certificate big enough to pay for our tickets and some popcorn.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the movie from IMBD:
A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. The founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends. Written by Rob Harris
The movie has a few “chuckle” moments in it. Overall, however, anything that was even slightly endearing in the entire story is totally and utterly destroyed when the moronic hippies, from the farce unit, lace the water supply of a FOB in Iraq with LSD. Yeah, watching soldiers drive armored vehicles through fences, running around with their weapons and rolling on the ground from laughter in a war zone was just so hilarious (yes, this is bitterly sarcastic), but that’s not even the best part.
The hippies and the loser journalist do this so that they can release a bunch of goats that the military has captured and contained to run experiments on. I actually don’t even mind that part. I like goats, and they smell better than a lot of hippies I know. The part where I went to stand up and leave is when the hippies and the loser journalist release a handful of prisoners who were being “tortured” with Barney music and flashing lights. They release terrorists back into the desert as their “moment of redemption.” You heard me right. That is how they redeemed themselves from years of drug abuse, lying and deception. The only thing the movie producers forgot was to hand the band of terrorist thugs their weapons back as they set them free to kill and maim more innocent civilians and murder our soldiers.
Yeah, it’s a movie. I know. Maybe some will think I got too ticked off about a movie, but the movie started with the disclaimer “More of this is true than you would believe.” Just what were they implying? Who knows… then again maybe they are right!
After taking time to think this through I told my husband that it really is a most accurate film about the values of the supposed “progressive” hippy movement. When all is said and done the audience realizes that the entire special unit really was nothing but a fraud and a waste of tax payer’s money. They also realize that the majority of what was being experienced were hallucinations from LSD and amphetamine abuse. When they release the terrorists back into the desert the audience learns that the only redemption this group has to offer is not a redemption at all.
Maybe in that light, it’s not such an outrageous movie after all.