14. Our World Today !!!

Anyone can work together if they/we can put aside our petty little differences and cooperate.No matter skin color ,country or religion ,people can work together and can become friends.

Well if u agree to what i have said above you can very well agree what is portrayed in this movie.You will also see in this movie that how the children in some families are raised to hate and loathe the believers of other gods.It is truly a regretting shame of our human race.

This is the scenario of "OUR WORLD TODAY"..........

PLOT : "When a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Saudi Arabia ,FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury quickly assembles an elite team and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing."

The Kingdom could easily be dismissed as another mindless action film, one might be surprised that there is a real plot with real character development within it.

Really ,Peter Berg here proves to be a serious filmmaker, directing what is basically a character drama with a large-scale political and international backdrop with a pace that feels extensive but also quite intense.

A movie showing every possible details of how an terror plot is being equipped.A perfect presentation of reality.A great way to start on and a perfect finishing with a ecstatic background music.

Jamie Foxx leads with impressive dominance as a very humbly drawn hero.While Chris Cooper gives a fantastically and amiably earthy performance ,Jason Bateman delivers on a note of wry humor and Jennifer Garner displays sensitivity.

The real match in the actors playing the investigative team is Ashraf Barhom ,who plays a Saudi police colonel who is seen as an antagonist by Foxx ,Cooper ,Garner, and Bateman at first but gradually forms a real and loyal bond as someone who is after the same justice.

Director Peter Berg proves that he is no slouch when it comes to staging a urban gun battle.The fighting sequence was really full of suspense ,for a while it blew off my mind.Crazy ,excellent stuff & very appreciable.

The action scenes were intense enough to keep my hands clenched for many minutes.I hadn't realized how tense I was.The Kingdom could've been 45 minutes to an hour longer and I would've been just as enthralled.

The gruesome attacking sequence was also very well made ,dramatic ,swift and to the point without any unnecessary gore.

The strengths of the film are not only from the well created attacks and gun battles but the characters themselves who are portrayed as real people.They are not just out to shoot whoever crosses their way but an attempt is made to create a thinking plot for the movie.

The movie ends with a nice commentary on hate and revenge and how that may play into the current global terror conflict.

The Kingdom is a well-shot ,well-told ,well-acted action thriller with great intensity ,feeling and depth in its story and many of its scenes.The very beginning graphics demonstration of the history of the growing dependence and conflict involving oil seems to be a surplus.

It would be easy to write off this film as nothing more than just another bloody and violent action escapade that carelessly utilizes existing narratives to justify the amount of gun play that fills the screen.However ,the main brunt of this film is not its guns nor its blood ,it is about its relationships ,the relationships that exist between law enforcers and their families and the relationships between the terrorists and their own families.

  • Rating : "PG" for strong language & violence.
P.S : "The production team had originally wanted to shoot the film on location in Saudi Arabia but political and logistical issues made this far too difficult.Instead,they re-constructed exterior urban scenes using photographs from the internet and some that director Peter Berg had taken on a visit to the country prior to filming.Some additional on location photography was shot in Abu Dhabi ,United Arab Emirates.This includes the Prince's palace and larger exteriors with skyscrapers ,major city streets and highways."


Musings of a lonely traveler said...

Hi Sathish! I vaguely remember watching this movie of Jamie Foxx; is not this movie released a year ago? not sure man but I remember watching Jamie and his team landing in KSA to investigate over the bombing. I really liked your way of reviewing the movies and count me in to regularly visit and enjoy your reviews. I recently watched Dicaprio starrer "Body of lies" - plotted in the ME over terrorism. :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ musings

sure man expecting ur visits & comments regularly :)
"Body of Lies" will also be put up soon coz its message is really good :)

Shruti said...

satish,hi :)
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Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Shruthi

checked out ur post shruthi :)

HaRy!! said...

Yu shud really be writing for some magazine's, maybe for indiaglitz :) !! kalakalz ...good review..i luv Jamie Fox ..guess ll see this movie

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Hary

Thanks alot for ur wondeful comments dude:)
lets hope indiaglitz is listening to u now :)

Shruti said...

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Amit414@ITBHU said...

seems u r gr8 fan of Hollywood movies.. :)
I really loved the way to write review of Movies..
keep writing.. :)

Gayathri said...

hey,didnt find the comments section earlier,and left the comment in shoutbox instead :D

Babli said...

Thanks a lot for your lovely comment.
It seems that you have also great passion for Hollywood movies. Even I also love to watch Hollywood movies and very very rarely and now it has been more than a year that I have watched Bollywood movie. As I am staying in Australia so I have hundreds of various types of movies like comedy, action, scifi, thriller etc etc. You have given a very nice review of the movie.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Shruthi

checked out ur post :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Amit

am a fan of good movies Amit :)
do write in ur comments regularly :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Gayathri

No prob :)
welcome to my blog :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

Thanks for ur comments yaar :)
U cud also suggest some good movies :)

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