DVD Review: The Men Who Stare At Goats
My initial thought when I was done watching this film was: "Wow..that was stupid." Although as weird as it will sound it wasn't a bad stupid. The cast is so amusing and it was quite obvious that they were having fun with the "out there" script.
Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is a reporter from Ann Arbor, MI. He's in Iraq to prove to his recently estranged wife that he's got something to offer. He meets Lyn Cassidy (George Clooney) who claims he's a "psychic soldier" in a top secret military division. He tags along with Lyn to learn more about his interesting operation. Along the way he meets the founder Bill Django (Jeff Bridges) and the bitter Larry Hopper. (Kevin Spacey)
This movie was plagued by horrible reviews when it first came out, after watching I think that some of those people were perhaps taking the film too seriously. Yes, psychic soldiers who can stare at a goat and stop it's heart is a weird thing. So is the fact that they keep referring to themselves as "Jedis" throughout the film. It's even funnier that they keep using that term in front of Ewan McGregor. It's a fun story with a fun cast. Sure, it's one of the dumbest movies I've ever seen, but I never got bored watching it.
Memorable Quote: "What's a jedi?" - Bob Wilton (Ewan