Movie 1: Argo

Argo PosterIn response to the United States sheltering the deposed Shah of Iran, the U.S. Embassy in Theran is stormed by Iranian militants in November 1979, taking a group of American’s hostage in what became known as the Iran Hostage Crisis.  Six U.S. diplomats evaded capture, hiding out at the home of Canada’s Ambassador. Argo, starring and directed by Ben Affleck, is a dramatization based on these real events, focusing on how CIA operative Tony Mendez led the rescue attempt of these six U.S. diplomats.

thumbsEveryone has different criteria for what makes a movie the “Best Picture”. In the absence of universal standards, I have created my own, not as an Academy insider, but as an Oscar watcher and occasional movie goer.  Basically, 1) was the movie entertaining, 2) did I think about the movie afterwards?, and 3) would I see it again/recommend it to others?

argoimageIn the case of Argo, I was entertained and never once hoped/wondered when the movie would end.  Didn’t think too much about the movie after seeing it but I would be willing to see it again and recommend it to others.  By the way, Brad Pitt was originally supposed to play the part of Tony Mendez but due to scheduling issues, Ben ended up taking the part.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s