Today I noticed a tweet by Wired that caught my eye:
I had seen the trailers for this movie, but other than the fact that Ben Affleck was in it, I wasn’t really interested. The government makes a fake movie to cover something up? Sounds like Wag the Dog to me. OK, they faked a war by using a movie producer to create it, but kind of the same vein.
Regardless, something made me click through and I am so glad that I did. I didn’t realize that the movie is based on a true story about the Iranian hostage crisis. That’s what sucked me in, but the article was so well written and interesting that I couldn’t stop reading. I was fascinated. I was scared for those people. I needed to know that they got out of that chaos alive. I’m not a huge fan of the Cold War genre of movies, but I really dig a good spy movie. If the movie is anything like this article, I definitely want to see it.