Saturday, February 09, 2013
A Review of Argo!
I was skeptical about how Hollywood would portray the Iranian hostage situation, but I went to see Argo anyway and loved it.
I was in the 5th grade when Americans from the U.S. embassy in Iran were taken hostage. I remember it well, because I had a phenomenal teacher that year who made sure we were informed about current events.
Argo tells the little known story of the 6 people who escaped from the Embassy and took refuge in the home of the Canadian Ambassador. The story has been called the Canadian Caper and a TV movie was first done on it in 1981, entitled Escape from Iran: The Canadian Caper.
The 6 men and women were in great danger because it was only a matter of time before the Iranian militants would discover that there were some people missing from the embassy. A CIA agent then comes up with a plan to get them out of Iran.
I really liked the movie and am impressed with Ben Affleck's ability to direct. The only part that I didn't like was at the end when Jimmy Carter started talking. Also, it is rated R because there is a lot of language.
If you can handle the language, it is a great movie.