Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Men Who Stare At Goats

I've held a life-long interest in the paranormal, especially those preternatural abilities that seem more possible in real life. Take remote viewing, for example. The possibility that one could use one's mind to see and possibly affect objects and events from a distance gets my juices flowin'.

It's always my favorite topic discussed on my favorite late-night radio show, Coast To Coast AM with George Noory.

That interest, combined with the fact The Men Who Stare At Goats is labled as a slapstick farce, made me enthusiastic about this flick. I'm generally a fan of how George Clooney plays humor, so I settled in with great anticipation. More than two-thirds of the way through, however, I was still waiting on a guffaw.

Aside from the mild chuckle that came with Clooney using the phrase "Jedi master" with co-star Ewan McGregor, the laughter never really came. Goats was a total waste of time, despite an all-star cast that included Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey.

The movie really got my goat.


Paige said...

This was one of those films that really suffered from the tendency to put all the laughs in the trailer.

And I found the "Jedi master" thing hilarious, but it doesn't take much! LOL

primalscreamx said...

The book is just plain weird. Check it out.

All Click said...

Yer, it wasn't funny at all.

I think when I received it from Netflix they gave me a month free to apologise.