Sunday, 24 March 2013

Movie review: Argo

You may have read that we have recently been struck down by yet another sickness bug; yup, all of us... one by one until we were all tucked up in bed praying for it to be over. Thank goodness, we are pretty much over it now,  other than feeling slightly fragile, we are all on the mend *touches wood* 

Being confined to the house, and under a duvet does have it's advantages though; it gave us plenty of time to catch up with TV programmes, and once the kids were asleep, a DVD or two.

The other night we watched recently-released hystorical dramatic thriller, 'Argo'; starring and directed by the very handsome Ben Affleck.

I won't spoil it for you if you are yet to see it, but it is well worth a watch, even if it's just to admire Afflecks floppy 70's hairdo and facial fuzz. I have to say, I dig the face, no-so-much the hair, but it is Ben Affleck and the movie is set in the late 70's so I'll let him off ;)
'Argo' chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.

 'Argo' has been nominated for and won several accolades including BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Best Picture in the 85th Academy awards. With good reason; the movie provides edge-of-your-seat, nail-biting viewing with an dash of unexpected humour and I personally agree with those who now hail Affleck as a credible movie director.

 I'm impressed.

You can get your copy from Amazon here for £14.99 (Blu-ray) 
Images belong to Warner Bros.

Disclosure: We were sent a copy of Argo on Blu-ray for review purposes. Opinions are our own

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