Army of One DVD review

I am finding it really hard to pin down what made this movie so interesting and entertaining, a story that completely surprised me from start to end and the weirdest part is that it was based on a true story.  It was funny, hopeful and sad all at the same…

The Crit

Cast - 80%
Story - 80%
Music Score - 70%
Effects/Quality - 50%
Originality - 80%

72%

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I am finding it really hard to pin down what made this movie so interesting and entertaining, a story that completely surprised me from start to end and the weirdest part is that it was based on a true story.  It was funny, hopeful and sad all at the same time. By no means was this movie the vehicle for Russell Brand’s big come back but his style of comedy fitted in perfectly

Nicolas Cage plays Gary Faulkner an ex-con, unemployed handyman, and modern day Don Quixote receives a vision from God telling him to capture Osama bin Laden. Armed with only a single sword purchased from a home-shopping network, Gary travels to Pakistan to complete his mission. While on his quest, Gary encounters old friends back home in Colorado, new friends he makes in Pakistan, the enemies he makes at the CIA and Osama themselves.

It’s a great movie that takes misguided patriotism, spirituality and bravery to an extreme level and I still can’t believe it was based on reality. I am almost willing to bet this obscure movie will be a cult classic in the distant future. I honestly don’t believe the overall critical response as it is really memorable even after getting lost in the character and story, sure there were ways they could have improved the movie but even with some flaws the equal parts of optimism and outright craziness shines through.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: DVD
Available on: Digital, DVD, Blu-Ray
Genre: Comedy
Age Rating: Teen +
Estimated RRP: R100+
Release Date: 4 November 2017

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