Skip to comments.Critics Decry Matt Damon Movie 'The Green Zone,' Calling It 'Anti-American'
Posted on 03/13/2010 6:15:08 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
While "The Hurt Locker" was largely apolitical in its stance on the Iraq War, some say "The Green Zone" goes too far in blaming the United States government and manipulates audience members into rooting against American troops.
The movie centers on Army Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, played by Damon, who is assigned to search for weapons of mass destruction in the weeks following the shock-and-awe campaign of 2003.
When Miller encounters roadblocks in his search, he launches a one-man internal investigation into the United States government's intelligence gathering operations, forming a secret alliance against the men he is sworn to protect in order to get the bottom of what he believes is a conspiracy.
Given this set-up, audiences are encouraged to root for Miller's rogue activities and against the government, represented in the film by a corrupt Pentagon chief played by Greg Kinnear.
The line between good guy and bad guy becomes fuzzy -- so much so that audiences are unsure whether to cheer on Sunni Iraqi insurgents as they shoot down a helicopter filled with American soldiers sent to assassinate them on the Pentagon's request.
Movie reviewer Kyle Smith went so far as to label the film "slander" and "appallingly anti-American."
"'Green Zone' isn't cinema," Smith wrote. "It's slander. It will go down in history as one of the most egregiously anti-American movies ever released by a major studio."
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I knew Damon was an uber-lib, but it’s a shame this movie is so slanted. I REALLY enjoy the Bourne saga, but I won’t be patronizing the theater for this new movie.
Damon is a wimpy little libtard who knows how to fake a Jason Bourne very well. He reminds me of the very short cowboy movie star who was a foil to Jethro on some episodes. It’s a complete fake. Damon is a pu$$y. He just knows how to make faces real good.
The Bourne movies were a blast at the US too.
no on this one
And people are shocked why? My rule for guessing the politics of a movie are; if any actor in the movie was a member of F.A.G. (film actors guild) in Team America you can bet it will be liberal and I won’t watch it. The issue I find interesting is that these damn idiots bitch about the wars and the soldiers yet they find it perfectly ok to pretend they are one in a movie and make millions of dollars. Hypocrites!
I read the 'Bourne' books and could not believe they cast Damon.
“The movie centers on Army Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, played by Damon, who is assigned to search for weapons of mass destruction in the weeks following the shock-and-awe campaign of 2003.”
To me, this is the most fantastic lunacy of the left...they believe in all of these massive conspiracies (including demolition of the WTC) that would involve hundreds of people, yet harp on the fact that there were no WMD...which could have been easily solved in a few days by a a few covert insertion teams...and yet they continue to churn this kind of crap out...lunacy. Absolute psychotic lunacy.
Should’ve cast Jesse Ventura.
Mind you, we have our own "degraded" chemical weapons in storage (Redstone, Edgewood, and other locations) and they're considered very dangerous. Iraqi chemical weapons, on the other hand........no big deal.
These so-called Hollywood pacifists also make war & crime movies violent enough to warrant an R rating.
"By their fruits you shall know them."
So don’t go see it.
This Ugly little commmie will never get a dime from me watching his movies..Hollywood is loaded with ilk like this and everyone needs to ban all movies that have commies in them..Below is a portion of an article..
Movie star Matt Damon recently worked with Zinn to turn the book into a documentary for America’s history students. Damon, who grew up next door to his idol, stated in Dec. 09 that one of his favorite books was A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, a book he first started reading in 1980 at the age of 10.
No doubt Howard Zinn will be appropriately rewarded for his life’s work.
Luckily his young protege, Matt Damon has time left to consider his political direction.
He does some good. Lots of VERY short actors get work because they have to make damon look like more than a midget.
I find it fascinating the movies which are making the most money are the movies like The Blind Side and Hurt Locker. Positive good movies which really don’t have a leftist slant...Finally Hollywood is going for the money and not the slant. Don’t think this movie will make alot of money. At least I hope not.
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