Ashdoc's movie review---Argo

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Ashdoc's movie review---Argo

Post by ashdoc on Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:18 pm

To be safe in your country , to be home among your own people , to be relaxing and eating and drinking amongst people who love you and respect you and cherish you---I realised the value of that today.....

As I walked out of the cinema hall today and I looked around me I said---the people around me are MY people and I am safe.....

.....And then my thoughts turned to the poor benighted hostages from the American embassy eking out a horrid existence for months among gun toting guards of the Revolutionary republic of Iran.....

The year is 1979 and the ancient land of Persia is in the throes of another revolution in its bloodsoaked history.....

Except that the name of the country is now Iran because the Iranians are Aryan in origin ( Iran means Aryan in Farsi ).....but the Shah who named it as Iran is gone.....gone because he was corrupt and a bloodsucker and a murderer and was having too much fun while the population starved.....

......But above all the Shah is gone because he worshipped that creation of the unbelieving west called secularism and equal rights for women.....

And replacing him is the barbarian horde of Ayatollah Khomeni that calls itself the Islamic revolution......

And what is the Islamic revolution ???---All gun welding guards everywhere , people being hung from cranes in the capital Tehran , the population invoked into a mass frenzy against suspected traitors to the point that anybody can get shot , bloodthirsty dogs howling for more blood.....

And because the Shah has taken refuge in America the howling dogs called revolutionaries have attacked the American embassy and taken the entire staff hostage....

But but....six of the staff escape out and flee to the Canadian embassy---this is the story of their attempted escape from the hell called Islamic republic of Iran.....

And the Canadians who take them in take tremendous risk in keeping them as the Americans and their protectors can be found out and shot dead---literally....

The six Americans got to be taken out of Iran pronto !!

To take them out is sent CIA agent Tony Mendez ( played by Ben Affleck ).....

The plan to take them out is for him to pose as a Canadian film producer producing a film called Argo and take them out as Canadians who are his film crew.....

But there is host of complications like---

1 ) getting a permission to film a film in Iran itself

2) making the six Americans pose convincingly as a real film crew when they know nothing of film making

3 ) staying clear of the watchful eyes of people who suspect them for who they really are

4) clearing airport security manned by the fanatic revolutionary guards who look at everyone with suspicion

5 ) and not getting tired of the posters of Ayatollah Khomeni's scowling face staring at you all the time in the face

And due to all this there's tension in the air.....tension in the land.....tension on the sea......tension in the CIA ops room......and finally there is tension in the cinema hall as everyone watches what's going to happen next with bated breath and pin drop silence.....

Bingo !! The tension is a sure shot sign that the viewers are hooked on to the film and the director ( its Ben Affleck himself !! ) has hit bullseye !!

As if the relive the tension the film shows certain characters cracking some truely wise jokes which keep the film rolling .

So does Ben Affleck succeed in taking them out ?? Go and watch the movie for that.....enjoy the tension !!

Verdict---its a winner all the way.....

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