War Machine Reviews
every second he was on screen to make this man seem like an asshole, I wouldnâ(TM)t have wasted the time. liberal horse-shit.
War Machine (2017) takes its time setting up the situation, but once it gets going, it is consistently funny and poignant about the reality and expectations of modern warfare. The United States had spent over 8 years already in Afghanistan, so this film making fun of the disorder and incompetence may have hit too close to home for many viewers. Well you can draw your own conclusions as to America's intentions, abilities, and imperialism across the globe,
War Machine offers some refreshing perspective on the whole war. It is brutally blunt about how pointless the whole war feels to the general public, including the military that fought it. I found the few dramatic moments to end up rather thoughtful about how sincerely this general wanted to win the Afghanistan War, but how hopeless that cause turned out to be realistically. I wish it focused in on these aspects as War Machine switches from serious political and social commentary about war strategy to outright nonsensical comedy.
As much as I appreciated War Machine's plot to describe the war situation, the comedy is the real gold here. I do not think every audience member will like the dramatic statements War Machine makes about the military, duty, responsibility, hope, perseverance, and guidance. However, I think most people should sit back and enjoy the hilarious comedic moments War Machine has to offer. The biting satire in the script and dialogue is coupled with deeply in tune acting performances.
Brad Pitt is the real star here. His ultra macho general portrayal feels patriotic and sincere without making too much fun of the character. His intensity and charisma is apparent as Pitt carries the movie to comedy greatness. It's too bad War Machine breaks down to funny or serious scenes as the tone remains jarring. I still found the movie fairly well made and quite charming in its own way. I think I just appreciated War Machine's blunt approach in commentary and narration on the Afghanistan War.
When we don't see what others see in a war when one side has no time for war and another side has plenty of time for war to not know what we are seeing. When we see we are fighting for those back home and fighting for those in foreign places to not see who is fighting against us when it's everyone who has no time for failure & bullshit. When what others need to see to keep up with traditions, good relations, power, and make those look good we see others spend plenty of time in such places rather then in other places to see that others don't see what we see when we don't see a whole lot of it. When we see that we don't spend plenty of time with others close to us when being in such line of work seeing and not seeing one another time is all we have to cherish to only focus our time in other places that don't really doesn't want us to spend time in such places to begin with, when they think this is all a bunch of wasting time. When what we don't see coming is are the things we don't have time for when it's too late and death is the news whether it's those you killed, those that got you killed, those that bring death closer to your scope and those that kill your career when your brought to light for what the people see and what we don't see a waste of time.
When we don't see that those in charge are at fault when the prestigious honor of being a war machine is held to the highest honor when so much history, planning, organizations, meetings, recognition, and actual on the field and off the field fighting is needed that takes time, people and money to do that we don't see we are running out. When we see what remains forever by our side as a nation we see that as long as those stand to defend us we have plenty of time, money and people to fill the rolls if we don't succeed.