Saturday, December 24, 2005

MOVIE REVIEW OF STEVEN SPIELBERG'S "MUNICH"


I went to see Spielberg's new movie "MUNICH" tonite. The hype leading up to the release of this film made me think that I was going to see a sanitized version of what manifested in the hunt for the monsters that were the masterminds of "Black September". I was seriously wrong.

The movie did not "humanize" the terrorists or the ones responsible for the planning and execution of the slaughter of 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. What it did was put a human face on the men who were charged with hunting down and extracting justice on the men who masterminded the kidnapping and buthered innocent Jews.

According to what the Mossad tell Avner, his mission is to kill everyone associated with the murders in Munich. They believe that 11 key men are involved in the vicious assassinations.


Avner’s mission is so secretive that the Mossad revoke all association and ties with him so he can complete this harrowing task. While on assignment, Avner pulls together a team of assassins and goes to work killing off all their targets. How will this mission change Avner? Is he doing the right thing? How does he know these are the men responsible?

It shows that killing ones enemy has a toll on the one behind the trigger as well as the intended target. The agents responsible were human. Humans with feelings that carried out a difficult task that left a trail of blood. I believe that Spielberg made it known the emotion that was expressed by these Jewish heroes in carrying out that task. "There is something about killing people at close range that is excruciating," Spielberg tells the magazine. "It's bound to try a man's soul", and that is what I carried away from this awsome film.

I would also like to add, that I believe it showed the lack of a concience that the Palestininan terrorists had and how it was different from the humanity shown by the Mossad agents hunting down the terrorists.

That lack of concience is shown everyday with the genocidal maniacs that blow themselves up along with innocent civilians.

This was truly a wonderful film. Informative, inspirational and thought provoking.

1 comment:

Lonewatchman said...

OMG! Someone get the defibulater. It's not Palestinian propaganda. I guess I'll have to go see it. Speaking of the movies, it wasn't the planes that killed him, or the bullets, in fact it wasn't even beauty, it was Aslan.