Cast: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges
Director: Grant Heslov
So it was Sunday night and i felt like watching an Ewan McGregor film i hadn’t seen, and ended up with this film: The Men Who Stare at Goats. I remember trying to watch it with a friend right after it came out, but it wasn’t much of interest to my friend, so we switched to something else.
Anyway, I didn’t have much expectation for this film as a “laughing-out” comedy, as what i’d seen before didn’t strike to me as being my type of humor. The plot revolves around a reporter, Bob, who meets a former member of the U.S. Army’s New Earth Army. From there on they go on a mission together in Iraq, where Bob learns more about the psychic, Jedi warriors in the Army. I must say, the Star Wars references in this film is a bit awkward, and the story is a bit boring and hard to follow at times. There are of course some joy able moments in the film, Clooney’s character for instance comes off as an entertaining madman. But unless you really love the actors in this film (there are many good ones), and like a bit of dry humor, you won’t be able to enjoy it much.