Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? (DVD)

In Hollywood, we have watched heroes like Rambo and John McClane. But now there's Morgan Spurlock??? The same guy who did Super Size Me is going after the world’s most wanted terrorist: Osama. Yep, this movie director had enough balls to take himself to the Middle East and try to find Osama himself, and he documented every step of his journey. He made sure he covered all the hot spots, as he traveled to Egypt, Israel, Saudi, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Jordan and Morocco. The whole time I was watching, I expected someone to do some crazy shit and attack Morgan. It's a good thing it never happened. Ironically, the only time someone actually laid a hand on him is when he was in a Hasidic neighborhood in Israel and this old man started pushing him. In the film, Morgan actually walks the streets and communicates with the locals, so you get a first hand glimpse of what life is like over there. It’s an eye-opener to see how the people react when being asked their opinion of America. As serious as the film is, Morgan has a way of making it humorous like when he walks in a Saudi Arabian mall or in the streets of Morocco and asks random people if they know where Osama is! Their initial reactions after being asked that are priceless. Overall it’s a humorous and sobering look at how far the War on Terror has gone, leaving you at the end with more questions than answers.

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