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.
Are you saying that Tom Hanks used to be somewhat normal?
I have a feeling that in private these people may have a different attitude, but they feel to appeal to the powers in Hollyweird they have to spew their venom. Or most likely they have just become part of the crowd That is just one thought. I rarely go to movies anyway nowdays, it is kind of tortue. I went to Avatar and really failed to see the greatness of it. However, if one watches great movies such as Goodbye Lenin, Sophie Scholl, then it really makes the so called blockbuster movies look lame.
Wow....thanks for the link.
Apparently this movie is based ‘loosely’ on Army chief warrant officer Richard (Monty) Gonzales, I’d like to read his review of the movie...(I think)
Why does this anti-war, anti-america movie seem 3 years too late??
I’m just glad they called it the Green Zone rather than the IZ (International Zone) as it is appropriately called by everyone in the real world. Green zone is a historical reference to the Lebanese civil war where Christian areas were called green zones. Those liberals making the same analogy are hoping for the same outcome.
Last night a friend mentioned he was going to see this POS movie. Once informed of its liberal bent, he decided he’d spend his money elsewhere.
I loved it!! Want to see The Hurt Locker but will wait for that.
Did someone expect a pro American movie to come from Hollywood?
Can someone watch a pirated copy of this so we can know how bad it is without lining the pockets of the Hollywood Left?
Boycott Damon...send him back to third shift at the 7/11
See 'The Blind Side.'
The bad thing is that Damon has quite a following from the Bourne movies, so this movie might have an audience.
Besides being anti-American leftists these two don't do anything acting-wise for me.
The ‘actors” - the troops themselves, (live link below)
The writers/directors - long time war correspondents. Sebastian Junger (wrote “Perfect Storm”) and award winning Brit filmographer, Tim Hetherington.
They embedded with a small platoon of the renowned 173rd AIRBORNE, 2-503rd BATTLE CO, in “The Most Dangerous Place on EArth” - the Korengal Valley in the high Hindu Kush mts. of north eastern Afghanistan, up against the Paki border.
BATTLE Co., first deployment was a hellishly long 15 months, out on a spit of mountain side that they literally pick axed for shelter and cover - pick axed at night, fought by day. They were to fight through over 1,000 firefights in that first deployment, taking the heaviest KIA/sounded losses.
Junger and Hetherington were boot on the ground with the troops for a year - not the usual 2-3 weeks. They became part of the platoon, running, dodging bullets - junger was even in a vehicle that struck an IED and was wounded.
They simply filmed and recorded in REAL TIME - day by exhausting day, fire fight by harrowing firefight - as it happened. No script, no politics, no ‘brass’.
to keep Hollywood totally out of it, they submitted the film for possible showing at the Sundance Film Festival. Out of the handfull of documentaries (out of over 800 submitted) it accepted for showing.
It created a firestorm...and went on to win top prize: The Grand Jury Award.
National Geography has purchased the broadcast rights and will air it this fall. And the DVD will follow. Theatrical rights are still in negotiation, but it is being shown at film festivals in major cities across the country.
So if you are really interested in seeing the raw truth and the unimaginable bravery of our troops, without the spin, watch for “Restrepo” (Junger has also written a book about it, “WAR”, coming out in mid-May, available for pre-order on Amazon.)
RESTREPO the Movie:
Why is anyone surprised. Damon has spouted Anti-American crap for the past two years.He verges on being an anarchist.
He has just been emboldened by the election of Zero. Now he is on a one man mission to destroy the U.S.
Stop supporting these commie/fascist/socialist/Dum actors.
YOU pay their salaries.
Most of the stuff I enjoy in the Bourne series centers around intelligence and espionage. They could put Paul Reubens in one of those types of movies, and I’d watch it.
The quality and focus of war movies has gone from the veneration of American ingenuity (i.e. Battleground or Von Ryan’s Express) to denigration of American “power,” as if to say that we should be fighting with bolt-action rifles and bayonets again.
The media, esp. Hollywood, doesn’t get it.
I realized Maaaaaatt Daaaaamon was a tool after watching him in Good Will Hunting. He was “debating” with Robin Williams about who was better, Zinn or Chomsky. Knowing he wrote the movie said it all about him and Affleck.
then see my post #38 - and watch for probably the only REAL war movie you'll ever see...and the "STARS" are the actual troops - no Hollywood involved, no politics, no brass - no SPIN.
One of my FAVORITE scenes in ANY movie, is the final scene with Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg in : “The Departed”.
The real Tuohy family with Michael Oher. Sandra Bullock played Leigh Anne Tuohy.
What happened in the final scene of The Departed?
Great analysis! I never thought I’d see Paul reubems and Von Ryan’s Express mentioned in the same discussion. :)
I will admit, me likey Julia Styles, so I might have to watch a few clips of the Bourne pics on Youtube.
Thank you, FRiend.