CAST: Matt Damon,Greg Kinnear,Brendan Gleeson
The other Iraq war film this week couldnt be more different. Inspired by a book by Rajiv Chandrasekaran,the former Baghdad bureau chief of The Washington Post,the film really isnt about Iraq the broad lamentations of its American protagonist,Chief Warrant Officer Miller (Damon),and his concerned Iraqi sidekick notwithstanding. It purports to be about the WMD controversy,and whether Saddam actually had any. However,Green Zone deriving its name from the secure zone in Baghdad from where the US forces operate could really be another James Bourne adventure (Greengrass directed two of them,Damon starred in all three),with him unravelling a government conspiracy,singlehandedly. Discounting a bumbling CIA operative played by Gleeson.
The conspiracy concerns the WMDs on the premise of which the war was launched. And in this film,the secret is kept by a Pentagon official (Kinnear) and is just waiting to be exposed by Miller. And the latter launches forth,ignoring,among others,a directive straight from the White House. Isnt it ironic that one of the films meaningful expressions is: Dont be naive.