The Men Who Stare at Goats Reviews
When what we see nobody could belief when such things are not what represents what we see here on our civil life. When what we see as the wierd & strange stories that are made to be seen light but don't present it's much in depth truth, that is really dark. When somethings we see, others need to hide and lie about. When what many don't see what happens out here, in places where it's restricted to our eyes only, anything we see happen is possible. When finding the next solution or answer we need impossible answers we never thought to see and need a test subject to experiment on to see if they notice. When we don't see we are seen as a sponge, soaking up as much information to present a one sided story when we don't see there are various sides to see. When we see we are in a war zone and we are dealing with not so heavily powered weapons that meets the eye, and some we keep searching for that could end the war. When we need to see everything to know everything, to solve everything to conqueror everything.
Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is a journalist by profession and going through a professional and personal crisis that he is so desparate to get out of. When he meets Gus Lacey (Stephen Root) and hears about the US Army's 'New Earth Army' that deals with parapsychology and psychic capabilities trained by Bill Django (Jeff Bridges), he knows that he encountered the story he has been waiting for that could get him out of his crisis. He meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney) by chance in Iraq and tags along with him into wilderness to cover a 'mission' in action.
George Clooney and Jeff Bridges have played goofy characters in the past - 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' and 'The Big Lebowski' respectively, a little disappointed that they don't share enough screen space. However it was more than compensated with some crackling chemistry and impeccable comic timing between McGregor and Clooney. While the writers, director and editors succeed in setting up an interesting plot taking cues from disjointed real events, the audience would be stuck in a never ending wait for the stakes to go up. Kevin Spacey does a character he has done a thousand times over and seems to have sleepwalked it. The production values are excellent all thanks to the big cast it boasts of, though the quality of humor is great, the jokes are a little too few and far to get wholesome entertainment. Though the director Grant Heslov is not new to Hollywood, it is still his debut of directing a major Hollywood feature and does a decent job.
Watch it for the satire, crackling chemistry and comic timing between Clooney and McGregor. Feels like a meal that finished with just the appetizers.