George Clooney, Markie Walhberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonez
David O. Russell
Rated : R
speaking? Three Kings should be called Three Hot Manly Men Roam
the Desert in Military Gear! This aint your dad's war movie that's for sure.
No John Wayne look alikes in these parts - yippee. While it is edited for the
MTV crowd, with that all too popular jumping camera thing, Director/Writer David
O. Russell resists stepping over the thin red line and into Oliver Stone Land.
Story goes...It's the end of the Gulf war. All the army dudes are pissed
'cause they didn't get to see any 'action.' No blood, gore, ripped limbs, mass
graves nothing like they were promised by their history books. Moral is low. Then
whilst stripping down some 'turban heads' (I did not write that - it's a quote
from the film folks) in the blazing Saudi sun, Sgt. Troy Barlow (Wahlberg) finds
a mysterious map crammed up the ass (-literally-) of one of these men.
After a delicate removal of the afore mentioned doodyment, Sgt. Barlow groups
with two of his cronies and attempts to decipher what the Toilette De Feces map
says. They believe it is gonna lead them, the Three Stooges of Arabia, to Saddam's
lost (hidden) stash. None of these men has an IQ of above 56, so they are kinda
hunk du jour, Sgt. Major Archie Gates (Clooney). He's a ruff and tumble smoldering
type. He's 'special forces' - oh, yeah I'd say so. Archie got wind of the smelly
map's where abouts and wants in. You had the feeling without his presence the
other three would have simply had a kucka smelly piece of parchment paper with
some neato-keen Arabic writing on it to bring home to the states. Arch immediately
points out, with his state of the art doohinkies, this map is the real thing and
it should lead right to a tremendous amount gold bouillon Saddam stole from another
bad guy. So, it's not like they're really doing anything bad...
off. It gets a little confusing. They run around shooting things. A bit of gore
and blood, some clever banter and they end up finding a whole lot more than the
gold. They run into the locals who believe the Americans have come to to help
them defeat Saddam, with lots of Louis Vitton gold stuffed bags. Dilemma. Let
the folks be slaughtered into shish kebab or assist them at the risk of losing
the gold they worked so hard to steal from being stolen?
All I know
Is this was a testosterone extravaganza readers. Men dressed in those tight fatigue
styles are sooo sexy. Wait, Dave Stewart of Eurythmics is never sexy--
and he has been sporting those on stage lately -- but usually.
can it have failed? It's basically a trifecta of purrfection; you get George 'Hunk-a-snarus-Rex'
Clooney and Mark 'Petite an' Perfectly Packaged' Wahlberg - Ya know what's nice
about Wahlberg? EVERYTHING! How many licks does it take to get to the center of
a Wahlberg---dunno-but I'm willing to be the guinea pig, and as if this were not
enough mman-lovin' eye-candy & tealent portion for you - there's Ice 'pick-berg-tea-man'
Cube thrown in for those who like their meat choc-o-latee-sweet, and they're all
dancing about an O. Russell story. Um, yum.
movie isn't for everyone. If your into war movies, go. If you like discombobulated
editing art, go. If you want to see Clooney and Walhberg in the same frame, GO!
The story's good, directions good, cast is great. Guys remember Clooney+ Walhberg
= your chick at a war movie, how sweet is that dude?
Recommendation: Freeze dried Burger King rations