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Jake Gyllenhaal delivers, but patriotism made me cringe
No, this will not be a popular review. No' I'm not from the US. Yes, these two are related.
I love Jake Gyllenhaal and he delivers in this Jeff Bauman inspired 'beating terrorism' story. The majority of reviews I've read use words as 'inspirational', 'capturing hearts', 'symbol', 'heroic' etc. And that's what bothers me about this movie. And it's what scares me too.
Because, what happens in this movie is real right? I mean, this is what actually happens in the US. There is a devastating attack on US soil. To cope with it, people turn to patriotism. Don't get me wrong, this is not a Michael Bay American Flag Waiving Patriot Fest. But singling out a survivor, having him waiving a flag at a sports game, having him pitch, people cheering, people crying, and to top it all of having Mr. All American telling him that he 'beat terrorism'...it's just a little too much.
But again, this movie is showing real things. This movie is not (really) over the top, not exaggerated. Waiving flags, singing Star Spangled Banner before sports games, people meaning from the bottom of their hearts that 'terrorism did not win'. Let's say, it is the American Way, right?
So my question is, why make this movie? To confirm US citizens that this is actually how things work in the US? They know that right? I mean, they sing along, they stand proud, they will not let terrorism win! Or to make people from other countries cringe to US patriotism?
OK, so Jake Gyllenhaal was great and he absolutely delivers. However, this 'the US being the greatest country on earth and let's all cry while singing the Star Spangled Banner' theme does not really have the same impact outside of the US. But hey, why care about the rest of the world when you are raised to care only about what happens inside your own borders?
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