Greenzone (DVD Review)September 15, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Posted in DVD, DVD Film, Reviews, Suggestions | Leave a comment
One of Bruce Springsteen’s songs a few decades ago was about war, he sung the words ‘War – what is it good for – absolutely nothing’.
Every war movie has their fans and their enemies. I love my war movies and always will, but some people are against any type of war.
Greenzone has a mix of both really.
It is set during the Iraq War and involves the American troops. The movie is based on the book Imperial Life in the Emerald City by Rujiv Chandreasekaran.
I enjoyed the movie but all the way through it felt like déjà vu.
After watching all the Bourne series I was interested to see if Matt Damon could pull this movie off.
He plays the part of Chief Warrant Officer Ray Miller who follows orders until those orders really start to become a problem and he goes off on a bit of a bender. His character is a lot like Jason Bourne from the Bourne series of movies, and of course the director is Paul Greengrass who directed the Bourne series.
It is a really good political thriller mixed with war type movie but I felt it didn’t really reach its full potential.
Reviewed by Shona