With both Ewan McGregor and George Clooney being big names in Hollywood back in 2010, “The Men who Stare at Goats” is a film that rounds up the top celebrities but is an absolute bloat. Not much more can be defined on why this film is so horrible, but the fact that it was going longer than it need to be in its length in time. This is hollywood’s issue. Make a movie seem funny, round up big names, over-advertise it on commercials, and bang a big waste of time.
I was looking forward to this film. Given the fact that it is a movie that was getting a bunch of press and the concept seeming serious but given entertainment value than seriousness value. When I look back though at other films by Ewan McGregor, I find he is such a joy to watch in a sci-fi film like “Star Wars.”
“The Men Who Stare at Goats” involves a journalist named Bob Wilton (McGregor) and a commander named Lyn Cassidy (Clooney). Bob embarks on a trip to Iraq with Lyn in hopes of capturing the story of a lifetime. That lifetime story to believe or not to believe what Lyn tells him. That Lyn uses paranormal powers in their missions.
Bob gets adjusted to Lyn’s odd sense of humor, however to be honest not much else is explained. They go camping, Lyn tries to do things like build camp settings with his minds, Bob is confused, etc. I will not define much of what goes on, because I was not laughing all that much. To be honest I was not seeing many goat actions given from the title “The Men who Stare at Goats.”
There is one pro to this movie, me not having to go into detail of what is so captivating about it, because nothing is captivating. The adventure is a pure drag, and other big names such as Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges starred in this movie but were only in it for like ten minutes. So there names were listed to be in this film and really they had no importance in it at all.
From this point, this movie is the worst. I will not watch it again. Some may have enjoyed it, but really? Enjoyed what? Trying to look back in your history books to see how people can fight with their minds? I would rather research how to fight in challenging video games like Call of Duty.