Thursday, March 21, 2013
Argo: A Movie Review
A little late to the Argo party but we finally had a chance to watch it. Our plan had been to see it in the theatres with no such luck. So we cuddled up on the couch and rented it through NetFlix last weekend.
Based on a true story, Argo captures the spirit of Americans and the CIA's remarkable quest & dedication to protecting the people of this great country. In 1980, six American diplomat personnel escaped an Iranian raid at the US Embassy in Iran. They fled to the protection of the Canadian Embassy staying in hiding for fear of their lives.
The CIA sets out to make a fake film in hopes to get the "crew" aka the escapees back to the United States unharmed. Tony Mendez (Affleck) leads the operation putting his own life at risk and braving the terrorist waters of Iran.
In a race against time, as the Iranians puzzle piece the shredded pictures of their faces, the Americans struggle to put their fears aside and make it out alive.