Spielberg movie is a must see for everyone

by Jessie Ernst

“Munich” creates an engrossing atmosphere that appeals to almost any viewer.

I went into the movie knowing absolutely nothing about the plot. Little did I know that almost three hours later I would walk out stunned. “Munich” turned out to be much more than I could have expected. Steven Spielberg has proven himself once again.

The film focuses on the aftermath of the killings at the 1972 Munich Olympics, which are explained throughout the movie with numerous flashbacks.

During the Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Palestinians. In retaliation, Avner Kauffman (Eric Bana) is sent around the world with a team of four men to hunt down and kill the 11 Palestinian men who planned the Israeli killings.

His team is made up of Steve (Daniel Craig), Robert (Mathieu Kassovitz), Hans (Hanns Zischler) and Carl (Ciaran Hinds).

Spielberg creates a personal relationship with each of these men and their journeys, pulling the viewers in and to the edge of their seats.

All five men are essentially ordinary people. Being new to the game, mistakes are made and suspicions are tested.

The killings committed throughout “Munich,” whether by gun shot or hidden bomb, are both gruesome and graphic.

Each man is forced to deal with the fact of what he has become – an assassin.

Throughout the R-rated movie, Avner forces himself to deal with many questions that are slowly causing him to become paranoid.

Is he killing Palestinians just for vengeance or is he truly serving a purpose?

I give “Munich” four out of five stars. Spielberg creates an environment that anyone can understand and enjoy.

His crafty camera work and well-thought out themes make a movie that no one can resist.

I can assure you that anyone who likes Steven Spielberg will love his newest film.