#20 Green Zone


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Directed by Paul Greengrass
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Music by John Powell
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd
Editing by Christopher Rouse
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 This movie went under the popular radar.  It is a shame.  Green Zone is probably one of the best thrillers I have seen in a long time. 

Paul Greengrass directs a tight action movie.  Nothing is superfluous.  Every scene leads to the next and the tension builds gradually and effectively. 

Matt Damon continues to surprise me on how easily he embodies an action hero.  Unassuming and yet, BAM! Bad Ass! 

The entire supporting cast is solid, but the biggest character in this movie is the setting.  Set in Iraq, during the search for WMDs (weapons of mass destruction), it is a foreign, hostile environment and it adds to the tension. 

I have heard some negative reviews about the legitimate aspects of the plot–and my response is that is a work of fiction and it never claims to be based on true events.  And on that point, it is a helluva a ride!

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About nediunedited

Who is nediunedited? A lover of cinema since the age of seven! All kinds–all genres. Films (TV and Books, too) have shaped my life–they were my escape, my inspiration and even my first role models. I do not rate my films in the traditional sense (no stars, grades, etc.)–instead I give you my opinion and my take on it–I do not give traditional plot summaries either, because I want you to go in clear–ready for your own experience. There is nothing better than discovering a fine film, without any other influence. (Personally, when I want to really see something I practice media shut out–I refuse to watch too many trailers, viral promos, reviews, etc–I have been known to cover my eyes and ears in the theater during trailers–LALALALA!) That’s me–hope you come by and visit! I will definitely make the rounds and find some of you out there, too.

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