Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Mule

Pretty damn good.

I gotta tell you I'm not usually one for crime movies, or heist movies, or what have you, because all it comes down for at the end for me is do they get caught or do they make it out? Now you might be saying but Dude the story isn't the important thing because there's hardly ever any surprises in a crime movie so it's more about the acting and the characters. And you are absolutely right. You already get a great actor and director to helm the movie then you add talent upon talent and that is what makes the movie interesting. It's such a different light to see Clint Eastwood in a grandpa type role, sure he can be gruff and crack a wiseass joke, but he's actually really nice and incredibly likeable! So story wise, an old man who has spent too much of his life with work and not family, is given the opportunity to be a drug mule for a cartel and he uses the money to help out his friends, family, and other people. On the other end of the spectrum we have Bradley Cooper who is given the assignment to bust the drug cartel, and it's Bradley Cooper he always does fine work. If that sort of movie interests you and you want to see Clint Eastwood in another great role this is definitely a rental or even a buy, he knows how to direct and tell a story and because of the characters we are invested in the story. It's very well shot, has drama, has humor, and a good spirit of altruism! So obviously you got good writing, great actors, a fine director, and it turns out to be a pretty good movie! And I'm interested to see what Clint will do next, the last movie he was in was Trouble With The Curve, another good movie of his which you should check out, and that was six years ago. So I am very curious to see what comes next, and I know this was an odd choice (and short but if the 90s taught me anything it's WYSIWYG) but different ain't always bad, I can tell you that right now and we have another recent movie I've been wanting to check out so until next time!

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