Monday, 19 July 2010
DVD REVIEW: GREEN ZONE
Available now on DVD and Blu-ray
Bourne Forever? You could be forgiven for thinking this was the fourth installment in the Bourne series of films, given the re-teaming of leading man Matt Damon with Bourne #2 and #3 director Paul Greengrass. But Green Zone, for all its weapons and intrigue, is no Bourne film. Nor is it entirely fiction.
Based on events early in the US led invasion of Iraq this decade, Green Zone tells of military leader Miller's (Damon) growing disillusionment with his government and their mission in the Middle East, with intel continually proving to be wrong while the powers-that-be, living it up in luxury at hotels and former Saddam palaces in Baghdad, don't seem particularly interested in Miller's questions and doubts about the reliability of the anonymous informant who is supposedly the source for the bad intel.
For those who like their action thrillers with a pointed political agenda. Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear and Amy Ryan also star.