Sunday 20 April 2008

Movie night (again)

Last night we watched 'The Good Shepherd' tagged as "The secret story of the birth of the CIA". Except, not so much. I don't know if I expected more history or more spying, but there wasn't really much of either. We'd not got around to watching this for ages due to the extreme running time (something over two and a half hours), but I'd really been looking forward to it. The acting it should be said was brilliant. I also appreciated the fact that there was always clear notation of time period in the film (the beginning having to strands set around twenty years apart). I just found the plot a little slow, and at the end of the movie the final thought was "So what?" as the movie did just wander along with very little real direction other than getting from 1939 to 1961.

Hopefully next weekend we will find something a little more exciting!