Friday, October 28, 2011

Movie Review - The Ides of March



The Ides of March was the movie of my weekend. I went with a gfriend and was hoping for a little bit of political humor or something caustically witty. This wasn't.

It was a very cynical (perhaps true to life) portrayal of the political arena and the people caught up in the game. I was left feeling . . . disappointed. I prefer to look for the good in people and this movie shatters that hope--at least while you're sitting in the theater watching everyone behave badly.

I don't mind horror - just not true-to-life horror stories.

Unfortunately, I've seen George Clooney in three movies I wish I'd never watched: From Dusk Until Dawn, Up in the Air, and now...The Ides of March.

This might be a perfect Halloween horror story, if you want to walk away depressed. I'd prefer to watch the New Underworld movie when it comes out, at least in that movie I expect people to suck.

2 comments:

inluvwithwords said...

Oh bummer. I hate shelling out for the price of a movie ticket and walking away disappointed. I know what you mean, I saw Up in the Air - probably the reason why I'm in no hurry to see anything George Clooney.

pgtipsonfilms said...

Interesting review. I think from the trailer one can work out that there is a lot of negative aspects to politics though. One does expect that from this movie. Have a read at my review,

http://pgtipsonfilms.com/2011/11/03/rthe-ides-of-march-review/

What do you think?