Argo Movie Review

On the usual quest to see all the movies with Oscar nominations, we saw Argo last Saturday.

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Everyone was talking about this movie and how Ben Affleck was getting snubbed because he wasn’t nominated for Directing or Actor in a Leading Role. It was specially surprising because he’s been winning some Directing awards. But I couldn’t say what I thought until I watched it. But now I can.

Let me tell you a bit about the story itself. In 1997 Bil Clinton declassified the secret file from this Argo mission. This movie is a dramatization of what happened. Basically in 1979 the American embassy in Iran was invaded and the Americans inside taken hostage. 6 of them were able to escape and took refuge in the Canadian Ambassador’s house. In 1980, a CIA expert found a way to try and rescue them by pretending to film a movie in Iran. I’m not gonna tell you anything else, because this was what I knew beforehand. And the suspense will make the whole experience a lot better.

I loved the movie. Like I said, I knew really little about the whole mission and I was amazed the whole time. It’s unbelievable how playing with egos can actually work even in a life-or-death situation. If you like this kind of movies – action, suspense, drama, based in true stories – you will like this one.

Now, regarding the awards and snubs. I liked how Ben Affleck played his character. And I haven’t seen The Master or Lincoln yet, so I can’t judge Joaquin Phoenix or Daniel Day-Lewis’ nominations, but I HAVE seen the other three. And even though I liked it, to include Ben Affleck in the Actor in a Leading Role category, would be just to get him a nomination. He wouldn’t win with Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington and Hugh Jackman. Not with the performances they produced. He would win a nomination, but not an Oscar. So, this wasn’t a snub to me.

But, I do think he should’ve won a nomination for Directing. Amazing amazing job at that! Seriously.

Argo is a really good contender for Best Picture in my opinion. You should go see it.

 

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