I was so frothy over Brokeback Mountain that I almost forgot to give props to Munich. Heh. Like y'all are just BAITED over my lil' recommendations, right? I have to say, though, that I think Munich is the best thing Steven Speilberg has done in forever. And timely? Sure the horrific slaughter of Israeli athletes was during the '72 Olympics in Munich, but consider that the folks responsible were said to be Hamas. Ring a bell? Only like the guys who have taken a majority control in Palestine's recent elections. Munich is not so much about the massacre, but the aftermath. What was Israel's response? Was that response a seed that is bearing fruit even today, 30 years later? What price do people and even countries pay for taking revenge? Both Jewish and Palestinian groups are angry about their portrayal in Munich. I think that's a testament to the film. It raises a lot of questions and doesn't give pat answers. There are a few scenes of almost unbearable suspense and I won't lie, it does get long in spots, but I think that was intentional. They make you taste the burden and futility of revenge. Great stuff and apparently the Academy agrees.
Did you think I was going to do a whole post with no mention of HOTT guys? Eric Bana makes me sweat all over. Also, I was underwhelmed when I heard they'd chosen Daniel Craig as the new Bond. Still pictures don't do him justice. He is teh sex onscreen. You know me, so please don't be offended that I was ogling dudes during a serious movie.