Sunday, February 24, 2013


This movie was amazing! My vote for best picture. I didn't expect much but when I saw it, it blew me away.

Ben Affleck directed and starred in the declassified true story of abstracting 6 Americans out of 1979 Iran. He must find away to get in and get out. After a bunch a ideas, the option to get everyone out is by producing a fake movie. Affleck has to go into Iran, pretend to be a Canadian film crew and fly out. The reason it's called Argo is because that is the fake movie that they decide to produce.  A simple plot that you would think would be a slow movie but this movie kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

The movie works for several different reasons. How Ben Affleck recreated 1979 was amazing. At then end of the movie, they show images and photos of the actual events and he was perfect at re-enacting the time period. Next, there are 3 actors who have minor roles but add a comic relief to the film. Alan Arkin and John Goodman are the director and make up artist of the fake movie and they kill it! Arkin is nominated for a Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Bryan Cranston also gives a powerful performance as Affleck's superior in the movie. And finally, the movie was written so well. The movie is based on actual events so it had to have precise writing. The movie keeps you going and there is never a dull moment. The last 30 minutes of the film are so intense, I think I started to sweat.

Argo is sooooooo good! How Affleck didn't get nominated for Best Director is beyond me. Watch this movie. It will knock your socks off! Yes indeed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great! You just ruined the whole movie for me!