When I was at home for Thanksgiving, my brother and I decided to go see a movie. This was a good break from being around the house. He and I usually agree on movies, but the pickings were slim. I finally agreed to Lions for Lambs. It had a lot of potential, but I thought that it fell short. I could have sworn that some of the dialogue was from other places; I also thought that it was a bit long. One good thing about the movie was that I got the chance to tell my brother that I think he takes things for granted and acts like an arrogant ass without getting into a fight. I told him that one of the characters reminded me of him. This is a story that centers around the Iraq war. There are three basic story lines: A professor talking with a student about living up to potential (the student character reminded me of my brother), a senator who is running for President speaking with a journalist about a new war strategy, and two soldiers on the battlefield in Iraq.
My brother liked the movie more than I did. He claimed that it made him think. Our contrasting opinions lead me to believe that a movie can make you think and bore you to tears all at the same time.
Which Screen: Small is adequate, but you could also get the same information by being a critical reader of the news.