Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A Mighty Heart

In addition to a staggering TBR pile, I also have a big TBW be watched. This is more in my mind and my Blockbuster queue, however. I find less time to watch things than read...after all it's much easier for me to take a book along with me to anywhere I have to wait. (I don't have an ipod or other easy to transport video technology)

In any case, I've been wanting to watch A Mighty Heart for sometime but due to its rather serious nature I had to be in the right mood.

This movie delivered in two essential areas for me.

1) I felt like I was waiting around the whole movie to find out what happened to Daniel Pearl. (I mean, I knew what happened, but I felt they captured the essence of waiting and working to find clues really well)

2) I never want to go to Pakistan. I felt like the city shots, the waiting in traffic etc. really brought Karachi to life vividly enough that I determined it's low on my list of places to visit. But that was great for setting the mood of where the heart of this story took place.

Additionally, I felt Jolie's performance was great and her celebrity did not overshadow the movie to me at all.

I do think I might enjoy reading the book or the book of his collected writings. I was a senior in college when all of this took place, busy writing my senior paper and squeezing in last minute classes. I did not follow the news carefully during this time and I think this was a great way to fill me in on the story.

Have you seen this movie? What did you think?

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Theresa N. said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I hope to. Like you I find it's easier to read a book than sit down for 2 hours to watch a movie.
Theresa N.

Amy said...

Thanks for stopping by Theresa, it's definitely worth the time to watch. ;)

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