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IMDb Story line: A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust. (Seriously?)
That statement about sums up the detail and gravity of this film. Simplistic, something that happened long ago, and really not very important. I felt a sense of mirth during several exchanges between Kingsley and Issac as they tangoed while getting Eichmann to sign a release for his own extradition!
This film is interesting but how much creative license they took is questionable. The acting was solid with Issac and Kingsley adding light touches. Everyone else was pretty serious and Melanie Laurent provided the pulchritude looking darker and more mature than usual.
Perhaps a history guy could see this and separate fact from fiction.
2 wonks for an effort to educate and entertain
3.5 wanks for lack of gravity or seriousness
Edits: 08/30/18Follow Ups:
I plan to see it. Good or bad these films are important so people remember what happened. It's especially important as anti-semites and racists are becoming more visible and vocal in today's charged political environment. General Eisenhower understood that there would be attempts to rewrite history and deny what happened.
- really not very important.
I can't argue with your opinion of the film because I haven't seen it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I find it hard to see that bringing to justice of one of the most evil men who walked the face of the earth, is not very important. Did I misinterpret what you were saying?
I'm saying the film lacked gravitas and weight for the history it represents, hence: for millennials. (Who probably never heard of him or WW2 for that matter.)
I am glad that you cleared that up. It does seem like history is not taught as seriously as it should. When I was in school, we got a good history education. However, my high school class was class of 76. Of course, it did have a slant.
Because I teach Kung Fu, I am around a lot of millennials. I think I'll ask them about it to see where their heads are at on this subject. I'm general, I find they are better than we old folks give them credit for.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
You're 76 years old? They must have held you back a few time?
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