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Friday, June 19, 2015

#Movie Mom : Good Kill #military #drones #films #MFRWorg

Movie Mom views...

An Air Force pilot becomes disturbed when flying drones and questions his missions with the CIA.

The film: stars Ethan Hawke, January Jones, and Bruce Greenwood. Mr. Hawke was praised for his strong acting.

My thoughts: I didn't see this movie at the theater because it was showing in a suburb about an hour away and I was like what???!!! The indie theaters nearby get great films and this one will show up. It didn't. 

Recently, Handsome and I upgraded our audio/visual system and now have Netflix. While trying it out, we scrolled through new releases and I saw the poster for Good Kill. I pointed it out to Handsome, saying we wanted to see it but didn't because...

Anyway, Ethan Hawke gives a great performance. The movie moves at a good pace and was never boring. Not familiar with everything military, this was a good glimpse into the life and the jobs soldiers perform. Although the subject matter can be disturbing, I thought a lot about it afterwards. Definitely not for kids.

I want to share this part: drones are involved. My dad served on battleships and aircraft carriers in WW2 and he was part of a drone crew as a mechanic. Not nearly the same as what today's drones do; yet, they have been around longer than we think. 


Angela Adams said...

Ethan Hawkes is one of those actors who doesn't get enough of the accolades he deserves (Kevin Bacon is another one of those actors!). Thanks for the post!!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Angela! Sometimes, I like his work. This time, I really liked his work. You are welcome!

Florence Cronin said...

Vicki, I love Netflix. They have the best selection of movies and TV shows of any other servr. Sounds like a powerful movie. However, I am not a fan of this genre and especially not a fan of Ethan Hawke.

Still, I trust you and Handsome to recommend only the best. In which case I might make an exception and watch this one.

Thanks and good moving going :)

vicki batman said...

Hi, Florence! The subject matter is quite novel. Drones and the people who fly them, the consequences, taking orders from someone over the phone, and the mental challenges, the family challenges, co worker challenges.

I am not a sci-fi, apocalyptic, futuristic type of movie watcher. If someone really, really recommends a specific film, I'd give it a shot. I don't want you to be uncomfortable. There is an upside: you can turn the tv off.

I'll be interested to hear your thoughts.

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