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One of the most talked about movie this year is Ben Affleck's multi-award winner Argo. It has scooped up not only a Golden Globe Best Director, but also several other awards at the BAFTAs including Best Motion Picture of the Year. I never thought that Ben Affleck could direct something like this, he even joked about directing a movie in the movie! Thanks to Warner Brothers, we got the chance to review the bluray extended cut version.
The movie was based on a true story in 1979 during the Iran hostage crisis. Part of the crisis became classified until 2007, where it was made public that the 6 Americans who evaded capture were actually rescued by a joined operation 'Canadian Caper' between the Canadians and the CIA (apparently Britain and New Zealand were involved too in the true story!). Argo chronicles the operation.
Just the fact that the story actually happened, was classified and only made public 6 years ago already got us. This isn't just a made up story that could have happened but there was no proof. It was real.
The movie gradually built up the intensity, telling the audience how the CIA and Canadians rescued the 6 Americans. There were plenty of familiar faces, a sense of humour, and then the thrilling effect. It certainly deserved its awards, and definitely a must watch of the year! Argo is out now on DVD (£10 on Amazon UK) and Bluray (£15 on Amazon UK).
Disclosure: We were sent a Bluray to review; all opinions are honest and our own