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Sunday, November 06, 2005

jarhead

took myself out for a treat to a movie this weekend.
saturday afternoon decided to stop by the century daly city theater on the way to el rancho 99-o. got there just in time for the 5:00 showing of jarhead from sam mendes starring jake gylenhaal and jamie foxx. brutally honest portrait of the inside of the marine corps during operation desert shield and desert storm. dust. dirt. oil. blood. bullets. alcohol. hundreds of thousands of men trained to kill all waiting to unload their first shot but never getting the chance. not so much a political commentary as i was expecting, more of an insight into the frustrations of being a foot-soldie/grunt in the age of the wars won by targeted missile strikes.
my review?... one thumb up, the other sideways.

2 Comments:

  • At 1:05 PM , Blogger ishmael said...

    Hey Christian,

    The other night you where asking what other movies Sam Mendes had directed:
    http://imdb.com/name/nm0005222/

    "Road to Perdition," I didn't like that movie very much. But "American Beauty" was one of my favorites. How does jarhead compare?

     
  • At 7:04 PM , Blogger sfXian said...

    yeah, i looked that up on imdb last night too.
    to tell you the truth, i don't really remember road to perdition too much.... but i remember not liking it all that much either. i don't even think i knew it was a mendes film at the time that i saw it.
    save jarhead for netflix or something.

     

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