#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundstone. Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader. Also suspicious of Poundstone is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundstone told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan, who told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan’s true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who’s playing whom?
Plot: During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors are dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that threatens to invert the purpose of their mission.
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Its about the false allegation of US that Iraq had WMD. Which turns out to be a manipulated intel for personal gains of few people.
Good Action Movie.
Unexpectedly good in an unexpected way.
Feel like seeing an action flick, watching bodies fly everywhere, and good guys kill bad guys? Do not see this movie.
Green Zone was a very surprising experience for me. I was on the way to the cinema expecting, as several posters quoted, ‘Born goes epic’. Instead, I got a nice combination of politics, moral dilemmas, and maybe even some very light philosophy.
The film takes a popular, but still a controversial & for many people shameful, view on the Iraq war. The plot is complex but relatively easy to follow thanks to a(sometimes too) straight-forward set up, good directing, and sensible scene sequences. The plot does not bring you any traditional action flick twists and rarely pushes you to the edge of the seat, but makes up for it by making you think about some of the more real and worrying aspects of war and politics. The characters could have used some more development and dynamic, but on the bright side it was nice to not have every single thing rotate around Bourne. On the contrary, throughout the whole movie the focus was on a wider picture rather than on any of the more specific details in the story itself. It was nice to see the lines between bad & good drawn in such a blurry manner. I was confused and indecisive in labelling characters as on the goody or the baddie side. The plot had an interesting ending, slightly ruined by a cheesy line from one of the characters, but brilliantly made up for by a fantastic scene of Baghdad at night. I found that whilst the epilogue of the movie was needed to explain consequences, something like a few sentences appearing on a black screen would have finished the movie in a much nicer mood than that in which it finished in reality. The plot took up an intellectual viewpoint on the Iraq war and gave me something to think about on the subject of both the Iraq war and the idea of war in general. This was something that you rarely see in movies like this, and made the movie the enjoyable experience that it is.
The directing & cinematography in the movie were nothing special. Several style ideas were re-used from the Bourne movies, and action was not always as gripping as one might want, or at least expect. However, it was never bad either – all sequences kept a consistent standard of dialogue, special effects, and the little action that there was.
The acting in the movie was one of the few things that I expected. Matt Damon delivered his usual performance: a cool, in-control soldier committed to get to the bottom of things. The supporting actors all delivered their parts well enough, with Greg Kinnear holding his usual cunning, conniving, corrupt, money-thirsty politician role. However, because, as mentioned before, the film focused on a wider picture, the acting did not put me off the movie in any way whatsoever. The one other thing which the movie lacked almost entirely throughout was humour. It’s always nice to get a giggle in between moral implications and people dying all over the place.
I have given the movie 7 out of 10 in total, with seven points for wider plot depth, intellectual aspects, directing & cinematography, CGI & special effects, and the last three points deduced for acting, immediate plot depth, action sequences, and humour, or rather the lack of it. It’s a pleasant and original surprise, and something that will make you think after leaving the cinema.
‘Bourne’ goes political
In ‘Green Zone,’ the ‘Bourne’ action blockbuster team (led by Paul Greengrass and his star Matt Damon) goes to Iraq, or rather to a facsimile staged in Spain and Morocco, switching from a super-assassin’s identity crisis to contemporary political and military history.
It seemed like this might be the great Iraq movie Americans haven’t had, a blockbuster as exciting and real-feeling as Bigelow’s Oscar-winning ‘Hurt Locker,’ but with real political context. ‘Locker’ is a superb battlefield action movie but it doesn’t delve into the larger issues — and, lacking a big name star, hasn’t been seen by very many people, at least for a movie that won the Oscar for Best Picture. More analytical and contextual Iraq war movies like ‘Lions for Lambs,’ ‘In the Valley of Eli,’ ‘The Messenger’ or ‘Rendition,’ on the other hand, have been too small, anemic, and downbeat to be big box office. If anybody could turn this around and make an Iraq film that’s both exciting and a think piece, the ‘Bourne’ guys could, right? Unfortunately, no, though the ‘Bourne’ team’s involvement means ‘Green Zone’ will substantially outperform ‘Hurt Locker’ at the box office, and they have made an action movie that’s boldly political, however deeply flawed. Let’s bear in mind that the ‘Bourne’ movies are smart, but they’re fantasy. Dealing with historical events is is a different kind of project.
The focus of ‘Green Zone’ is on the early stages of the 2003 US Iraq invasion. The writer, Brian Helgelund (‘L.A. Confidential,’ ‘Mystic River’) is trying to get across the information in Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s non-fiction ‘Imperial Life in the Emerald City’ while telling an action tale that follows an investigating tough guy played by Damon. As described in the documentary ‘No End in Sight,’ the US authorities made a number of crucial mistakes in the run-up to the war and how the occupation was run. Helgelund gets all this across, but the result is a mash-up that lacks credibility or logic.
First US mistake: the key pretext for the invasion, Saddam Hussein’s possession of “weapons of mass destruction” (or “WMD’s”), proved illusory; no such weapons were found in locations where an Iraqi “credible source” said they were hidden. Matt Damon plays Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, who heads a squad charged with checking out places where US “intel” says there are WMD’s stored. He points out the intel is bad, and soon finds out his opinion is not wanted by the higher ups, represented by Poundstone (Greg Kinnear), a Bush official who arrives with Ahmed Zubaidi (Raad Rawi) — a stand-in for the actual Ahmad Chalabi, the US puppet the Bush administration foolishly thought could be put in to head a new government (another mistake). ‘Green Zone’ shows in a scene how spectacularly this fails.
Second, the allied forces did not prevent widespread looting or maintain the infrastructure. Chaos reigned in Baghdad and eventually the rest of Iraq and the invaders lost the “hearts and minds” of Iraqis, who were enraged at being deprived of safety, food, water, and a steady power supply. This is when Donald Rumsfeld uttered his line “Stuff happens.” There’s no Rumsfeld stand-in here, but the line “democracy is messy” occurs.
Third, the provisional authority chose to dismantle the entire Iraqi administrative structure, including all Baath Party members in government and the Iraqi army. With the second and third mistakes the US lost its credibility and made a vast number of unnecessary enemies, and the way was paved for chaos and civil war in the country.
After Chief Miller comes up with “doughnuts” at every supposed WMD location and becomes convinced the intel is no good in spite of being told at briefings it’s pure gold, he becomes a cowboy and sets out on a zigzagged path of his own. He’s supported by a high-ranking CIA officer with profound in-country experience named Martin Brown (Brendan Gleeson), who knows the WMD locations are fake and sees a cover-up. Amazing how Miller encounters both Poundstone and Brown right away in the occupation’s “safe” “Green Zone” palace HQ. In fact Miller has magical access. He also runs into a Wall Street Journal correspondent called Lawrie Dayne (Amy Ryan), who turns out to have touted the government’s dubious WMD stories (received from Ahmad Chalabi) in widely read articles, and she’s discovering that she was duped but trying to cover it up. Dayne is a stand-in for the Times’s Judith Miller.
By this point it’s obvious the screenplay is as schematic and implausible as ‘The Hurt Locker’s’ is specific and real. Hence it’s not surprising Chief Miler runs into “Freddy” (Khalid Abdalla) — an Iraqi trying to guide any Americans he can find to a meeting of Baath leaders and cohorts held by a big Iraqi general, Al Rawi (Yigal Naor, an Israeli who specializes in playing Arab officials in American movies). Miller now turns into a rogue soldier, with Poundstone ordering him reassigned to his unit and Poundstone’s more cooperative military operatives out to get him. Miller forgets about looking for WMD’s and is now trying to “save lives” by tracking down Al Rawi, which involves sneaking into a prison with Freddy and a million dollars from his CIA ally, Brown.
This is where things get really exciting, with everybody chasing everybody else, and Greengrass and his dp Barry Akroyd (who incidentally did the photography for ‘Hurt Locker,’ as well as Greengrass’ ‘United 93’) fully up to speed in the action sequences. ‘Green Zone’ is consistently good on that level, but that success is undermined by the overall implausibility. Helgelund is obviously interweaving themes from a book about US mismanagement and aloofness from reality in Baghdad with chases and shoot-outs staged to give his action hero work to do. Will this movie change anybody’s perception of the Iraq war? Probably people who go just for the action will look on the political stuff as decoration, as it usually is. But you never know. . .
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Director Paul Greengrass
Writer Brian Helgeland, Rajiv Chandrasekaran (book)
Actors Igal Naor, Said Faraj, Faycal Attougui, Aymen Hamdouchi
Country UK, France, Spain, USA
Awards 6 nominations.
Production Company Working Title Films
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo and Nikon Lightweight Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo and Nikon Lightweight Lenses
Laboratory Ascent 142 Features, London, UK (digital intermediate), Soho Film Lab, London, UK
Film Length 2,577 m (Sweden), 3,167 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna Vivid 160T 8543, Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573, Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema