Argo. Ben Affleck’s based-on-a-true-story “Movie of the Year” Oscar winner. I finally got around to watching it last night thanks to a free Redbox code, and you know what? It didn’t blow me away like I would expect the “movie of the year” to do. Don’t get me wrong; I enjoyed it as a paint-by-the-numbers thriller, but can anybody tell me exactly what made this the Academy-appointed movie of 2012?
I probably shouldn’t get so hung up on the plethora of historical inaccuracies, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed when I found out that the majority of the best and most tense scenes were completely fabricated. Therein lies the trouble with watching a movie with your smart phone in hand. “Hmm, I wonder how much of this is true? What?? Welp, that scene was completely made up. Ooooh, this is tense! Sheesh, completely fictional as well.” Ah well, it was certainly worth a free code and 2 hours of my time.
I think what really would’ve made this a legit Oscar winner is if during the “airport runway climax,” Jim Carrey appeared out of nowhere, hijacked a mobile stairway, and pursued the plane with the Iranians.
Would’ve been awesome.