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  • View author's info Author Posted on Jan 14, 2006 at 08:24 PM

    This is based on real life events which occurred in 1972 when the PLO kidnapped 11 Israelli Oympic athletes. All were killed, as were the kidnappers. A clandestine assassination team was assembled by the Israelli Government to go after and kill 11 men they believed to have planned the Black September day.

    I was a thought provoking movie...one that I can't really say I enjoyed. Yet I am glad I saw it. I was only 11 when the kidnappings occurred.

    At the end of the movie, the team leader of the assassination team asked the govt contact if he would come to dinner and break bread with him. I interpreted it to be a gesture testing the govt officials trustworthiness. The official said, "No"...I thought he refused because the team leader would not leave NYC to return to Israel and finish the job. Of 11 men on the assassination list, there were still 5 remaining alive.

    Did anyone else see this movie? What did you think of it?
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  • View author's info Posted on Feb 16, 2006 at 09:43 AM

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  • View author's info Posted on Feb 14, 2006 at 11:52 AM

    Happy valentines everyone..
    King Kong had my Man Adrien Brody in the Movie.....Yummy.......
  • View author's info Posted on Feb 12, 2006 at 09:00 PM

    I finally saw Munich and I LOVED it. It was intense and extremely thought provoking. Couldn't figure out why they insisted on using bombs. I agreed with the one guy who said "just shoot them". It eliminates all that planning.

    I also went to see BrokeBack Mountain to see why it was nominated for so many awards. I liked it a great deal,but the blonde guy was inaudible for most of the movie. I had to strain to hear what he was saying, But, then again I was in one of those theatres that serves dinner while you watch the movie. Maybe my 2 glasses of Merlot contributed to my not hearing as well.
    Anway, I loved Both Movies, now I must go see Syriana!

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  • View author's info Posted on Jan 22, 2006 at 09:10 PM

    King Kong was good...it did a little spoof on Indiana Jones, and a spoof on Jurassic Park. I enjoyed it for pure escapism.
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 22, 2006 at 10:03 AM

    I have not seen Munich as yet,
    But, I did go to see KING KONG finally and was not sure what to think when It ended. But, they really could have done without the first hour of it.
    And, I am still not sure if it was beauty that killed the beast!!!!

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  • View author's info Posted on Jan 22, 2006 at 07:47 AM

    I going to the movies today...but don't know if I want to see Munich or Brokeback mountain. Either one will leave me sobbing to be sure, but one is fiction. I think Steven Speilberg's intention is to educate the public and he wasn't going to sugar coat the sad event. I always appreciate movies based upon fact, and documentaries as a learning experience. Open's your eyes to the plight and life circumstances of other's around the world.
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 15, 2006 at 09:38 PM

    I think you are right Jeff...you were meant to feel depressed about the movie.
    I'm glad I saw it, as I vaguely remember this event happening. I would have been 12 in gr.6. I think I heard more about it, but did not see the gruesome news coverage, so it did not have the same impact on me. Canada has always censored the gruesome pictures out of their news coverage. Moreso in the 70's I'll bet.

    The movie was somewhat insightful to me. I've never understood all the fighting between Palestine & Israel. It seemed purely religious; therefore, ridiculous in my mind. But hearing the explanation that Palestinians had nowhere to call home, or a home to go back to...unlike ourselves...or Israel was used as the comparison in the movie. I felt I could understand a little better. But I don't believe it makes it right to commit the terrorist acts that have been committed again innocent civilians.
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 15, 2006 at 09:12 PM

    I was in 7th grade ,in Math class ,when my teacher turned on the radio so we heard the live broadcast of this event.That night on T.V I saw much more, and detailed coverage.This event made a lasting impression on me , as it was the 1st time I really grasped what "terrorism" was . I remember feeling so sorry for the athletes , the wrestlers especially.. The movie was very well directed , acting was good , special effects were awesome. Like Goodlife said ... it was depressing !! I think that is the way you should have felt .. that was a very terrible event .. there was nothing to feel good about. This is only my opinion..2 thumbs up.
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 15, 2006 at 07:19 PM

    I wanted to throw up during the entire movie. I hate violence; it all seemed so pointless and upsetting - - on both sides.

    Bottom line: Depressing.
  • View author's info Posted on Jan 15, 2006 at 05:05 PM

    It was awesome Just great. I liked how well the acting was , how well directed the movie was...the story was told accordingly you left feeling like I saw a great movie the leading male actor hot..hot.
    Thanks great movie Sharp
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