Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Charlie Wilson's War
A great movie! It revolves around the role that Charlie Wilson played in the cold war between the US and the Soviet Union back in the 80's, the location of the war was in Afghanistan. The interesting mixture and conflict of interests caught my attention, it appeared to be a two birds in one stone issue with the downfall of the USSR along with the intervention of USA to be the savior knight to help the poor Afghans and hold the flag of justice in the other hand the war was funded by the efforts of Charlie Wilson and others. Tom Hanks was amazing :)
The movie is supposed to be based on a true story, but it had a lot of sense and historical documentation, at the time if it was not for the USA's arrangement the Russian ambition would have made our region's map very different! More over the best part for me was the dirty side effect of giving the Afghans munition with no restrictions, rules and not even a government! Things had an open ending, a real one that we lived and live till date. Afghanistan was and still is a victim of who wanted to invade it and those who helped. I liked this movie a lot, it was very honest, with some twists that were ok with me! this is Hollywood but all in all it was a very good illustration of how things happened and got us here.