Thursday, March 11, 2010

Green Zone


As of Thursday of 11th March ... we celebrate the announcement of 2009 SPM result.. but more importantly.. its the day Jason Bourne's fans has been waiting for.. Green Zone..

In green zone, Matt Damon played the role of a Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and was given the task to search for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) in Baghdad only to find nothing and later realized that the intelligence on the WMD location were fabricated by higher chain of commands in hope of concealing hidden conspiracy among them.

As a fan who has been following Bourne's flick, I was greatly dissapointed by how this movie turned out. I was expecting to see some fast and efficient Bourne-like hand to hand combat, or something like shoot first ask question later action, or maybe some adrenaline pumping car-chasing scene.. but none of these were present in Green Zone.

Its almost felt like 80% of the movie time was wasted on unraveling the conspiracy theory with 90% of them shot using over-shaky cam. At least Paul Greengrass could have made the picture a bit steadier but he just dont get it and instead increases the viewer's dizziness from 50% shaky in Bourne Ultimatum to 240% in GZ!.. 2 shaky Bourne movies and he still dont learn his lesson. The rest 20% was action, but a slow and typical one. Those that you can see in almost all Iraq war movies.

But despite all the flaws, the message was pretty heavy. It shows how the Iraqis were severely oppressed and reduced to nothing after the war , all in the name of pursuing weapons that do not exist. A fabricated lie by US government. For this piece of crap, i give it 5 out 10...


  1. aku dah tau cita ni x best....
    padan muka hg...huhu

  2. shaky tu sebab dia nak wujudkan realisme dalam cerita dia. lepas tu kononnya shaky ada feel action + kelam kabut la. cis.
    Kalau dah pengarah bourne, pelakon bourne, stail shooting bourne, memang la cerita ni mendatar saja