Hi everyone! Have you missed me? It has been a while. Let’s get right to it, today’s review is going to be about the movie “War Machine”, produced by Netflix and starring Brad Pitt in the leading role of General McMahon.
I knew I wanted to see this movie as soon as I saw the trailer. After watching it I can say it was brilliant. Brad Pitt is incredibly funny, I thought he was amazing in it but a part from the acting, the most interesting thing was the subject, or better the way in which they choose to portray it.
The movie is about a four-star general Glen McMahon who is sent to Afghanistan to “win” the war since it has been going on for too long. He is known for being a charismatic and respected leader, a true American hero, until he becomes the subject of a rolling stone article.
Like most of the people who live in the west, I didn’t really have a critical point of view about this war, mostly because I didn’t know much about the country, until one day I read “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. This book completely changed my mind. I remember I used to believe that our societies couldn’t be more different from each other, but after reading this book I understood how much similar we are. And not just Christians and Muslims, or western and eastern society, I mean everyone. I realized that even the person you think is the most different from you, in the end basically shares the same aspirations, and wants the same things as you. We are more similar that they want us to believe.
This movie was one of the few about the war in Afghanistan that didn’t feel like a propaganda movie. In fact, it was quite the opposite, it was a brilliant and interesting representation of what is really happening, in my opinion. I recommend it because it was honest for the most part, and also because on top of that it was also very funny. Under the satire, there was a truthful representation.
I usually don’t like war movies but this one was an exception. I don’t want to seem to be praising this movie too much, it wasn’t perfect, there were some flaws but overall I enjoyed it. Furthermore, I just discovered that it was taken from a book, so I am eager to read that as well and get some more insight on this story. So yeah, in the end, I definitely recommend it.
If you have seen it, let me know in the comments your thoughts about it.