The Green Zone opened in theaters on March 12, 2010. Director Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon, of the Bourne series, team up for this film.
Another actor who starred in Saving Private Ryan has jumped off the army tank and onto the liberal left Hollywood bandwagon. Vocal about his disappointment with Obama not making good on his promise to end the war, Damon makes his statement in the latest anti-war propaganda film, The Green Zone.
Not to be confused with The Green Mile, where at least Stephen King only made the audience feel sorry for a man wrongly accused of murder, this movie looks to create a buzz of sympathy for Saddam Hussein.
The Green Zone is a story about a soldier who discovers a plot about cover up and deception in the search for WMD's in Iraq.
In pig latin that's ush-bay ied-lay/ussein-hay ied-day. (Bush lied/Hussein died)
I do not know where Saddam Hussein hid the WMD's or why they were not able to find them. However, we do know that Hussein used a weapon of mass destruction, in the form of chemical weapons, on the Kurdish town of Halabja in Iraq.
Instantly killing 5,000 and injuring 11,000, most of them civilians. Not to mention the thousands more who died from complications, from diseases, and from birth defects in the years after the attack.
I'd call that mass destruction.
Damon and director Paul Greengrass, writer Brian Helgeland, and Hollywood will drink the Green Zone Kool-aid, and lap it up quicker than they did The Hurt Locker. It may even be nominated next year for an Oscar.
However, watching Matt Damon act in a movie now is more difficult than it used to be for, given his anti-war rants of late.
That, and his decision to make a movie that is nothing more than a film on the same level as Michael Moore's sixth grade mentality; in other words, just another anti-war movie.
Is that all Matt Damon has left? People would have thought his career as a serious actor would have lasted longer.
Costing 100 million dollars to make, The Green Zone needs to make a lot more green to break even. In its second week in theatres, it has so far only grossed $28, 439, 030 nationwide.
Advice for Damon and for the makers of The Green Zone; more action and less anti-war equals more money.
Also, Hollywood, get back into the business of entertaining movie go-ers and stop trying to make anti-war films profitable.
During WWII, the audience watched short films before the feature film that showed the heroes of the day, our US troops. engaging in battle to fight the enemy, and the crowd cheered.
Get the message?
Apparently, Damon doesn't get the message because on March 1, 2010, Damon and Greengrass made the announcement that they were not going to do another Bourne movie. They will do boring films instead.
I think they should have held off on that decision until they saw their film paled in comparison to Johnny Depp's "Alice in Wonderland" at the box office.
I think Matt Damon should go back to concealing his true identity.