Friday, December 22, 2006
I finally saw Syriana. The plot is overly complex for the amount of time and demands close attention or reviewings. It is about family and oil and the Middle East.
Things that are helpful to keep in mind: the Emir of Syriana has to pick which son will succeed him. The older son helped the Chinese get the oil contract from the American company and also wants to liberalize the country, reduce dependence on oil, and loosen the closeness with America. No one in the movie understands all that is going on. Bob feels he has been played too much, too long, to his detriment.
If you want to know the plot including the spoilers see here.