Last night I watched Green Zone with a couple of other guys from church. The film could be summarised as an examination of the war on Iraq. Following the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his group of men are charged with finding the so-called weapons of mass destruction, whose existence justified American involvement, according to the Pentagon and their man in Baghdad, Poundsgate. Veteran CIA operative Marty tells Miller that there are no weapons, it is a deception to allow the Americans to take over the country and install a puppet leader. Also suspicious of Poundsgate is Wall Street Journal reporter Lawrie Dayne, who lets slip to Miller that Poundsgate told her he had secret talks in Jordan with an important Iraqi, code-named Magellan, who told him about the weapons, though it now seems likely Magellan’s true information was to the contrary. So begins a hunt for the truth. Who’s playing whom?
It was a good guy film – lots of action but plent of politics to keep you thinking, and unlike many other guy films the lanaguage wasn’t as bad as many others. If you haven’t seen it, do rent it and watch it.