‘Munich,’ the Travesty
I’m not planning on seeing this film. I’ve read many reviews and they all seem to say the same thing. Spielberg pretty much made the film to portray the Terrorists in a sympathetic manner.
Charles Krauthammer sums it up nicely in his review:
“…It is an axiom of filmmaking that you can only care about a character you know. In ‘Munich,’ the Israeli athletes are not only theatrical but historical extras, stick figures. Spielberg dutifully gives us their names — Spielberg’s List — and nothing more: no history, no context, no relationships, nothing. They are there to die…”
Bonus points for reading the whole thing.