Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Lions For Lambs

I missed Beyonce's concert for this. Joke. The truth is I wasn't able to buy a ticket. Anyway, about a few days ago Joy's sister gave us tickets to the premiere of Lions for Lambs and so we watched.Lions For Lambs is a film that tells the story of a platoon of soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, a senator, a reporter, and a college professor. It begins after two determined students at a California university follow the inspiration of their idealistic professor and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, their professor (Robert Redford) is both moved and distraught. As the two fight for survival in the field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. a senator who is a presidential hopeful (Tom Cruise) is about to give a bombshell story to a probing TV journalist (Meryl Streep) that may affect the two students' fates.

The film went on for about 90 minutes and was mostly full of dialogues, more like a talkathon. Basically, it raises a question: What do you stand for? Yes, it sent its message across but honestly it should have gone a little futher than that.

It was directed by Robert Redford, by the way.


aksn1p3r said...

I am Proudly South African, not for the scandalous or corrupt officials, but for being indigenous to such a beautiful land!

I stand for my individualism as such, and not for the greater gain of the economy. A real leader will not send mother's children to their deaths. A true leader will overcome the odds without raising a hand! Patriotism is thinly defined as death, or dying for your country and often portrayed as flag-waving.

Germans, throughout the Fifa world-cup, exhibited excellent patriotism, that coming from a country that was shunned by the world because of one dictator's "patriotism".

How do you define patriotism?

AntiBarbie said...

to be honest that movie sounds just a tad bit boring. I bet it would be good in book form though. :)

WalksFarWoman said...

I'm looking forward to this film. I am not fond of any of these actors and seeing them together griddles my brain a bit but the concept of the story looks pretty powerful. Thanks for the review.