Movie: The Men who Stare at Goats
Decided to see this one after seeing the trailer, and so when Popcorn Taxi announced their screening of the men who stare at goats Kel and I decided to head along.
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.