Thanks a lot, Obama.
Here’s that Johnny Knoxville/James Caan/Dolph Lundgren/Rebel Wilson/Billy Crystal flick you’ve always wanted to see, even though you never knew it existed.
Diane Kruger and Djimon Hounsou star in this French action flick. Kruger plays a French journalist in Afghanistan who gets kidnapped by the Taliban. A French Special Forces unit led by Hounsou gets sent to rescue Krueger, but their escape chopper crashes so they must traverse the hostile environment on foot and without any other form of contact or support. As least that’s what I think this is about. The dubbed English dialogue written to match French-speaking lips is just a little too distracting for me to focus on the plot. And honestly, why bother with that instead of subtitles? It’s as if they think that a major portion of the American DVD-buying public that would be drawn to a movie about buff guys with giant guns walking through Afghanistan indiscriminately killing terrorists would, for some reason, be borderline illiterate, or something.
This film about three inner-city Memphis high school football players and their volunteer coach won last year’s Best Documentary Oscar, and only now, a full year later and long after anybody was discussing this film, is it coming out on DVD. Somebody really dropped the ball with this DVD release. Yes, you could say that they struck out the puck, when they could’ve scored a grand slam dunk by releasing this film closer to last year’s Oscars. Obviously, I’m a huge sports fan.