By: Nazia Adnin
It is based on journalist Michael Hastings’ The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. The film’s original score is created by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. The film was released on 26th of May on Netflix and was opened in Cannes film festival with mixed reviews.
The movie is insistent tonally but it portrays the complete confusion that must have dominated days in which Obama was sending troops over to Afghanistan and telling the country at the same time that the war would be over soon. Subsequently, the soldiers who were sent to Afghanistan were very confused about this war.
Glen was defeated by the system which once he helped create. Brad Pitt’s performance does not allow the audience to forget that “it is a performance.” There was still room to develop his character.
Michod tried to replicate the war time bureaucracy and confusion in the film. Glen’s character also represents that confusion who tries to find validation and support throughout the film. A conversation between a soldier and Glen shows that Glen is a leader with nowhere to lead people. Glenimal never gets the job done. Sir Ben Kingsley’s character as president Karzai demonstrated the trophy president and political role during war time.
I will give this film a 6 out of 10. Movie run time is 120 minutes.
By: Nazia Adnin
The plot is complex and dark with common elements from the first movie. The movie features the tales of young Jack. As consequence of his past life Jack faces the “Dead Man” aka Captain Salazar played by Javier Bardem. Captain Salazar is an accursed soul who is stuck in the sea as decomposed ghost for decades and wants the sea to rid of all pirates. On the other hand Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) wants to bring back his father (Orlando Bloom) out of the commitment to the Flying Dutchman that’s kept him away from his family for the past 20 years. In order to do that young Henry teams up with Jack and amateur astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) who’s been sentenced to death because she’s a woman who practices science, and therefore a witch. And everybody is racing to acquire the Trident of Poseidon to fulfill their wishes. The “Black Pearl” returns and sails on the ocean. There is a little subplot for Barbosa. This character depicts the emotional elements of the movie. The sudden cameo of Paul McCartney is very brief and unclear. Presence of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly for few moments at the end was not satisfying enough for long time fans of the franchise.
Nonetheless, if you are looking for fun and wittiness of Captain Jack Sparrow this is a movie for you to watch on weekend with friends or family. Therefore, I give this movie a 2.5 star out of 5.