Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
Monday, April 21, 2008
Morgan Spurlock in search of Osama Bin Laden (The Weinstein Company)
Okay, with this review I will finally be caught up with the nearly dozen films that opened last Friday. Whew! So the last film to catch up with is Morgan Spurlock's Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden? (opened April 18 at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas). The filmmaker who took on fast food in Super Size Me has now decided that with a baby on the way he has to make the world a safer place. So what better way to start than to try and find the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. Plus if he can actually catch the guy, the $25 million reward will go a long way to paying for baby Spurlock's education. (You can also listen to our discussion of the film on Film Club of the Air.)
April 21, 2008 at 10:06 PM
That's unfortunate as I was thinking this may ended up being a good fun a la Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World but better. Or a cinematic equivalent of the revealing graphic novel Palestine by Joe Sacco.
Beth Accomando from San Diego
April 22, 2008 at 04:04 PM
Well Max you have impressed me yet again. Thanks for the mention of Sacco's Palestine. I haven't had a chance to read it but I had a chance to glance through it at the Comic-Con and was impressed by what I saw. Spurlock's film is not anywhere as good as that graphic novel or even Albert Brooks' film. Thanks again for making some enlightened connections between films and other media.