6 Movie Clips and Behind the Scenes Footage from GREEN ZONE Starring Matt Damon

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Opening on March 12 is Green Zone from director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93).  The movie stars Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Khalid Abdalla and Jason Isaacs.

While I saw a screening and would love to tell you what I thought, Universal has me under a strict embargo.  Saying that, I think the weekend of March 12th has a great movie getting released.  Take a guess what I’m talking about.

To help promote the film, we’ve been given 6 clips and some behind the scenes footage from when they were filming Green Zone.  Hit the jump to take a look.  I’ve also provided the official synopsis:

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Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) re-team for their latest electrifying thriller in Green Zone, a film set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences.

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Damon) and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert.  Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission.

Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region.  And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.

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6 movie clips

behind the scenes footage

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  • sauce_1

    Well, I've seen the film and I'm under no such embargo:

    Saw a test screening of this a long time ago, and let me tell you, if you're looking for more tightly wound spy and action thriller that has you on the edge of your seat… Look elsewhere.

    Instead of being wrapped up in the action, you're weighed down in a heavy political message that has been beaten into the ground over and over again. The entire film feels dated. If it had been released 5 years ago I would have applauded their efforts a little more. Unfortunately the timing isn't right at all. And there is very little that Greengrass does get right.

    The one silver lining is Matt Damon. I think he did a fantastic job with what he was given and continues to build on an already impressive body of work. Sadly, what he had to work with wasn't much. The story was overreaching and unbelievable. Many twists and turns feel very forced just to tell a message. I never for one second thought this story was honest.

    Outside of the story and characters, there is the issue of how the action is shot. Did you like how Bourne 3 used a lot of shaking camera? Would you like to see a lot more? Just purchase a ticket to Green Zone and you can sit through nearly two hours of shaking. I guess no one thought to bring a tripod. Take that for what you will.

    The real problem? The Hurt Locker. Now, bare in mind, I saw Green Zone well before I had even heard of The Hurt Locker. And it was actually because of Green Zone that I was hesitant to see another Irag war movie. The Hurt Locker is the odds on favorite to win the Oscar and I'm actually pulling for it to win Best Picture. The timing of Green Zone just makes the comparison all but inevitable.

    Here's the difference in the two films: The Hurt Locker tells an honest story about extraordinary people, whereas Green Zone wants to sell you a Photoshopped picture of Iraq.

    Anyway, it's not a complete stinker of a flick, but it's a film that neither lets you have fun because of the subject matter, but refuses to let you think for yourself and that kinda takes the joy out of seeing the film.

    ~Sauce

  • sauce_1

    Well, I've seen the film and I'm under no such embargo:

    Saw a test screening of this a long time ago, and let me tell you, if you're looking for more tightly wound spy and action thriller that has you on the edge of your seat… Look elsewhere.

    Instead of being wrapped up in the action, you're weighed down in a heavy political message that has been beaten into the ground over and over again. The entire film feels dated. If it had been released 5 years ago I would have applauded their efforts a little more. Unfortunately the timing isn't right at all. And there is very little that Greengrass does get right.

    The one silver lining is Matt Damon. I think he did a fantastic job with what he was given and continues to build on an already impressive body of work. Sadly, what he had to work with wasn't much. The story was overreaching and unbelievable. Many twists and turns feel very forced just to tell a message. I never for one second thought this story was honest.

    Outside of the story and characters, there is the issue of how the action is shot. Did you like how Bourne 3 used a lot of shaking camera? Would you like to see a lot more? Just purchase a ticket to Green Zone and you can sit through nearly two hours of shaking. I guess no one thought to bring a tripod. Take that for what you will.

    The real problem? The Hurt Locker. Now, bare in mind, I saw Green Zone well before I had even heard of The Hurt Locker. And it was actually because of Green Zone that I was hesitant to see another Irag war movie. The Hurt Locker is the odds on favorite to win the Oscar and I'm actually pulling for it to win Best Picture. The timing of Green Zone just makes the comparison all but inevitable.

    Here's the difference in the two films: The Hurt Locker tells an honest story about extraordinary people, whereas Green Zone wants to sell you a Photoshopped picture of Iraq.

    Anyway, it's not a complete stinker of a flick, but it's a film that neither lets you have fun because of the subject matter, but refuses to let you think for yourself and that kinda takes the joy out of seeing the film.

    ~Sauce

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