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  • Aug 21, 2009
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An odd balance between nauseating patriotism and not altogether intelligent humor, I'd say the redeeming quality of this movie is that Ben Affleck is not the worst thing about it. I'm no scientist but the logical inconsistencies in this movie are so profound even a simple-minded gal such as myself was distracted by the implausibility of two thirds of the entire movie. It's a popcorn movie with big explosions and enough one-liners and crowning American Pride moments to have the masses sit through it.

You do not watch this movie to be provoked into deep philosophical thought; you watch it to turn your brain off and be entertained, plain and simple. When it's not trying to be anything more than that, then you can go ahead and do just that; but when it treads into undefinable territory that's a cross between Biblical lore and human nature, etc. it fails incredibly and feels odd and misplaced.

Thankfully, said moments are mercifully brief.

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August 21, 2009
I agree with your take and I think it is funny to consider that this was an early Michael Bay movie and it shows where his film making was heading.
August 21, 2009
It even includes the infamous 360 camera move. I swear, it's prevalent in every movie of his, in spite of whether it works with the scene or not.
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