- Posted January 19, 2013 by
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The Best Worst Film on Iran Hostage Crisis
Argo is a film, which both Americans and also many Iranians were awaiting for it. Maybe Iranians were afraid of how they’ll be depicted and Americans were eager to see another American conquest in this Hollywood product. However, Ben Affleck fulfilled both nations’ expectancies!
As an Iranian film critic if I put aside my feeling of being Iranian and expecting too much from a Hollywoodian film, this film can naturally be an entertaining one for me: another product of Hollywood dream making factory you can enjoy its satirical tone and action scenes and eat popcorn and beer or even crisp and cola while watching it.
But the matter is that it’s not so easy to put aside those two things. Just like Rocky and Rambo, Argo is also a film which has been made as a compensation for a horrendous mental breakdown in American contemporary history and even after three decades, it has the same polarized atmosphere. Thus, confronting this film is a bit different for the Iranian audience whose lives, even without any direct mention of political concepts, are politicized in all aspects.
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