The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

This was a funny movie. I liked it a lot. Though not many people felt that way. I wasn't sure why, and so I read a couple of short remarks on Rotten Tomatoes. What I learned was many people were disappointed in the movie as a satire. I just took the movie at face value.

Lyn Cassady (George Clooney)

I watched the Deleted Scenes. One of them was an alternative scene to Ewan McGregor returning the feather to Jeff Bridges and during that scene McGregor slightly parts the clouds. Part of this scene was good, but the corresponding scene in the movie has better dialogue delivery.

I watched the Theatrical Trailer. It starts off presenting itself somewhat seriously, but then lightens up more towards the end. It only reveals little pieces and portrays certain scenes differently than how they appear in the film. For example the scene where Kevin Spacey's character predicts the other soldier's marriage won't work out is used comically in the trailer. One scene that they edited was when the soldier comes out butt-naked and open fires. The trailer edits the scene to make it look like he's wearing pants.

Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor)

I guess a minor reason I liked the movie is that it is a short 94 minutes.

Today I was transferring my old movie posts and came across an entry for this movie. I was surprised because I had recently added it to My List (Netflix) as if I hadn't seen it before.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 95% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

Instant Comments:
Haha! "You are crazy" written in his notebook.
Hahaha. Ewan McGregor asks "What's a Jedi warrior?" (He played the part of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episodes I, II, and III; where he was a padawan, Jedi Knight, and Jedi Master, respectively)

Bill Django (Jeff Bridges)

I wonder if there's actually a study like that.
Haha. Almost like a Jedi Mind Trick except with a physical component.
Hahaha. Amphetamines.
HAHA. "Sir, what is the practical application of this?"
"... in an instant." "Instant? We've been sitting here for an hour. How is that instant?"
Haha. He killed the goat!?
Hahaha. 18 years later. (Stupidity)

Lyn, Larry Hooper (Kevin Spacey), Scotty Mercer (Nick Offerman)

"And in the water." "But we drank the water." "Yeah."
Huh. He went through the wall.

Watched 20110211 (McNaughton Plan from Eisenhower Library)
Watched 20190911 (Netflix, Instant)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) Grant Heslov. 94 min [bot book otsn (2004) by Jon Ronson]

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