Press TV Reviews & Critiques Argo on CinePolitics

Press TV Reviews & Critiques Argo on CinePolitics

Tehrān : Iran | Jan 05, 2013 at 10:34 PM PST
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Many people in America found the Hollywood movie, Argo, to be quite entertaining and funny. But Press TV reviews this movie and finds it to be one-sided, often depicting only the American side of the story as well as demonizing the Iranians.

Faiza Ahmed interviews Phil Rees, Documentary Filmmaker, and Mohammad S. Bahmanpour, Academic and Script Writer, to further analyze and critique this film.

She starts the interview by stating that, “It is loosely based on real life story.” They discuss that Hollywood tends to depict their own version of a political situation by over-exaggerating as well as overdramatizing certain scenes to create more drama and excitement, which often tends to be misleading and inaccurate information, especially for uneducated viewers who believe such movies that are “based on a true story” to be actually factual and true.

Faiza interviews Ben Affleck and John Goodman on a red carpet event for Argo. John Goodman states that “it is an adventure film,” rather than a political film. Ben adds that he concentrated on making the film, “…completely neutral, not politicized, and focused on the facts.”

As they continue to analyze the film, in CinePolitics, they state that a "liberal Hollywood propaganda film," such as Argo, is much better than any version shown on FOX News, which broadcasts the worst news on television.

But let us remember that Argo is a movie, and a Hollywood movie, and it is what it is—a Hollywood movie created to entertain the public with adventure, action, comedy, and a thriller plot that involves sneaking out American government employees from a foreign and remote country. And, since it is a Hollywood film, it will have the spins and exaggerations expected by Hollywood to make the story more entertaining and exciting. So, this is not something new about Hollywood; and, therefore, it shouldn’t be taken to be shocking or alarming. It should be just taken for what it is, and just enjoy the comedy and crazy action plot for entertainment purposes only.

You can check out this Press TV interview on the following link,, just in case it doesn't show up on top.

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