August 6, 2013 | Uncategorized
I watched the film The Situation recently. Itâ€™s from 2006 and is about the American presence in Iraq after the War in 2003. The Situation tells the story of an American reporter in Iraq. She is trying to get information about a teenage Iraqi who drowned after being thrown into a river by American soldiers. The film sometimes follows her but it also follows several other characters which became confusing very quickly. This, along with the abundance of plots leaves very little time for character development. We donâ€™t know who this reporter is, who sheâ€™s working for or if sheâ€™s freelance, what her relationship is to the other characters, www.directtelevisionpackages.com/, or even how she ended up working in Iraq. We know so little about her that we really arenâ€™t all that sympathetic to her. In fact, there really is no particular sympathetic character here, except maybe the Iraqis in general. This movie is as much of a mess as the whole American involvement in Iraq was. I think I spent the whole time waiting for something interesting to happen but it never really did. Final thoughts â€“ the concept of The Situation was good and the special effects and production were well done, but it was confusing and devoid of any fleshed out characters or the normal flow an audience expects from a film.