Brad Pitt is a popular actor, on May, 26 his new movie War Machine will hit Netflix. The director David Michôd described Pitt’s character McMahon as an embodying of a great old WWII general.
Brad plays the modern military general who acts like a general of World War II times, this internal conflict makes new Netflix movie rather unusual and interesting.
The fans after watching the trailer concluded that it is a parody, which looks alike The Men Who Stare at Goats. Anyway, the viewers just couldn’t get past Brad Pitt’s ridiculous persona in the movie. However, seeing it in this context somehow works better. It shows more of the screwball side of the comedy, which I think meshes better with the kind of performance Pitt is putting in.
David Michôd, the writer and director, recreates in his new work the American General’s roller-coaster rise and fall as part reality, part savage parody – raising the spectre of just where the line between them lies today.
Brad’s character is an anti-establishment, pro-soldier exploration in the form of an absurdist war story of a born leader’s ultra-confident march right into the dark heart of folly.
Brad Pitt plays a role of Army General
The Hollywood A-lister’s character is a four-star general with charisma and sense of humour. He leapt in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by his own hubris and a journalist’s no-holds-barred expose.
Netflix’s War Machine addresses the debt we owe to soldiers to question the purposes to which they are being directed.