Yes I will continue the Saw reviews don’t worry, but this is more important since it is the Best Picture of last year. So let’s get right to it.
Argo is a movie that will have you on the edge of your seat whether or not you know the true story it is trying to tell. It tell a great thriller story that makes it seem less than 2 hours long. All that said it lacks in all of the other departments.
If you don’t know the story I’ll give you the jist of it. It’s about a black ops CIA mission that happened in 1980s Iran where the Iranies captured the Americans at the American Embassy and held them hostage. Until 6 of them escaped and it is up to the CIA to get them out of Iran. The way they do that is to impersonate a fake film crew.
The story in this movie is the best part and I think it tells it very well, considering this movie gives you no bullshit filler parts. Every scene it gives you moves you on to the next thing which is both good and bad. The film does seem a lot shorter than 2 hours which is a personal preference to some, but it felt too short and left me wanting a bit more of a few things.
The story aside the film fails in character development. You really don’t care for any characters in the film. The only reason you care is because they are American. Ben Affleck’s character is boring and uninteresting and he does an okay job nothing really spectacular.
I have yet to see the other best picture films, but I really don’t see how this one. I mean I do its political, its Ben Affleck, it has everything the academy wants. Now this is not a bad film at all. Its really good. But its missing something. It felt more like I was watching the History channel than a movie. It gave us, how they set up the plan and how they executed it. Now yes I know this isn’t all historically accurate but you get my picture. Now thats not a bad thing, but it was missing something that could make this movie stand out on its own and to that I think it fails at doing.
Rate: 4 out of 5