Synopsis: Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer (Matt Damon) to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region of Iraq.
The way this film was shot and the obvious fact that it stars Matt Damon makes it feel like the Jason Bourne movies, and that's a good thing. There's not as much action as those movies but there is enough to satisfy most action junkies. It's got a political message for sure and that may turn some people off, but it's still a good war movie.
It's a bit cliched at times, with a lot of cardboard type characters, and that works against it and takes away from the depth and power. It's sort of a dumbed down version of the message it's trying to deliver I thought. Probably accessible to more people this way, but still felt a bit like a cop out to me.
It has a nice pace though, is never really boring despite all the wordiness at times and has enough action to wake you up from too much thinking. Damon is great and I liked Greg Kinnear in his role quite a bit.
It also puts your right in the action, feeling almost like a documentary during the action sequences, which is exciting but also can be a bit distracting. You definitely feel like you're right in the Green Zone with them and I'm sure that's exactly the purpose. And hey it's not in 3D like every other movie that comes out so that's a plus!
Not awesome by any means, but I found it to be a very entertaining political war movie, if not a bit oversimplified.