Movie: The Men who Stare at Goats
Unusually for a popcorn taxi screening, there were some empty seats in the cinema – I think it was that instead of someone directly from the film, it was the author of the source material – Jon Ronson – who was interviewed.
Having not read the book myself, I was a little confused as to much of what was covered in the interview, though he did point out that a couple of the events in the film were based on real events that happened to Ronson.
Much like the Ocean’s series of films, Goats is a comedy where we watch the cast having a great time with the source material. It makes for a great trailer, and it’s enjoyable to watch everything falling into place.
There are moments of slapstick humour, and – as you realise that some of it is based on real army policy – jaw-dropping that such things could happen in a real army.
Not without flaws, if you’re interested in watching another comedic Clooney performance, you’ll have a good time.