A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.
A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. The founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.Written by
Jeff Bridges' character Bill Django is based on Army Lt. Col. James Channon, who wrote the First Earth Battalion field manual. In the mid-'70s Channon took a leave of absence (with pay) from the army to go on a fact-finding tour of the New Age Movement, before coming back and writing the First Earth Battalion manual. The movie combines two or three separate programs: the Army's Remote Viewing program (run by the army's Intelligence and Security Command), the "Jedi" program run by the Special Forces, and Channon's First Earth Battalion (which was a concept and a field manual rather than an operational unit). See more »
During the gun fight at the gas station, the black security van is shot in the windshield. The bullet holes disappear in subsequent shots. See more »
I have just finished watching "The Men Who Stare at Goats", and honestly, it is a real gem! Very funny, but not outrageous like silly, lame, typical Hollywood movies.
It stands right next to M.A.S.H.,and so.
Interestingly, it is a serious comedy, sometimes I felt watching a Kevin Smith movie, sometimes Coens' movie, however, it is far different, and better than them.
George Clooney is one of the most versatile actor in these years. If you have not been convinced up until now, just watch this film.
Kevin Spacey, and Jeff Bridges acts and support very well, but the great surprise is Ewan McGregor, who seemed to be lost in last years. Still, he starts with a quite annoying character, but he turns to be the height of the film.
Without mentioning anything about the story, it is really a sarcastic, strong, and very-close-to-the-truth viewpoint about humans, USA, and the army...
Directing is OK, cameras too, the music is proper for the story.
This is a real ACTOR movie, and worth to watch it. And/or buy it later...
Really credible, especially in the grotesque scenes, and although it has a narrative style, splitting the film, it is quite enjoyable.
And I was so grateful (and still I am) to bring back the JEDI, showing they are EXISTING, they are AMONG US, and yes, Ewan McGregor can be a JEDI again, without George Lucas...
Just watch it, and feel the POWER!
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