The more I see of this film, the more I want to see it. I can’t really decide which Clooney film I am more excited for this fall, Up in the Air or The Men Who Stare At Goats. My friend just clued me into the BBC documentary about the people this is based around. Watch it here. The video quality isn’t great, but the whole documentary will make you believe that there are just as many crazies in our government as there are on the street.
I’ve heard some mixed buzz about the film, but it hasn’t detered me from wanting to see the film. It is probably still in my top 5 or so for the next few months. Let’s hope they don’t let me down.
Struggling reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) gets the scoop of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), who claims to be from a unit of psychic soldiers who have been reactivated for duty. Intrigued by Cassady’s assertions that they can walk through walls and kill goats with a glance, Wilton follows him on a dangerous, top-secret mission across Iraq to find the brigade’s founder, Bill Django (Jeff Bridges).