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2 starsThe Men Who Stare at Goats - 11/11/2009

Tonight Matt and I went to the Movies 10 in Nelsonville to see The Men Who Stare at Goats. This comedy has a star-studded cast with George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey.


I was really excited to see this movie.  The trailer was a riot.  This was the first film this fall that I have been excited to go see.  Of course, all of this usually leads to a let down.  That's right, I left the theater a little disappointed.  It was a good movie, but just not great.


The film tells the story of a reporter traveling through the Iraqi dessert with a military psychic.  As they travel they tell the back-story of how the U.S. military has long been developing psychic soldiers... Jedi warriors.  The flashbacks were done very well and advance the story perfectly.  Of course the Jedi jokes are funny because Ewan McGregor is Oli-Wan Kenobi.  McGregor does a good job narrating the movie as well.  George Clooney is brilliant as usual and Kevin Spacey is always a great bad guy.


It is a good movie with some funny parts.  I can't imagine if any of the other movies out right now are any better.


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