#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When Morgan Spurlock and his wife find out they are expecting a child in an unsafe world that faces multiple terrorist and environmental threats, Morgan decides to track down the world’s most wanted and dangerous terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, undergoes self-defense training, takes all required medical shots, and sets out to travel to Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan amongst others to try and locate the man who has managed to elude the American army for nearly a decade. His fears, generated due to biased media coverage that Muslims and Arabs are hostile, are laid to rest when he does encounter friendly, and quite refreshingly well educated, hospitable, politically matured men and women, who are well aware of America’s faulty ‘foreign policy’, and do not subscribe to Jihad nor to the Taliban nor Osama’s terror-tactics. But he does encounter some hostility, quite ironically, in two of America’s allies — Israel and Saudi Arabia — and it is on the soil of Pakistan — his country’s ally against the so-called War Against Terror — that he eventually hopes to find Osama. The questions still remain: will he able to find him where many others have purportedly failed? And most importantly will he be allowed to remain alive after finding him?
Plot: Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.
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Another Thought-Provoking, But Still Not-Too-Serious Documentary From Morgan Spurlock
What first comes to mind when you hear you’re going to a movie titled “Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?”? An odd title for a quality film. I saw an advanced screening for market research purposes, and the theater was full. In a similar way to Michael Moore (but far less polarizing), Morgan Spurlock is able to make his point and maintain a great sense of humor. He travels to all major regions of the Middle East- including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan- on his quest to find Osama. Along the way, we meet many middle-easterners: regular citizens, terrorists’ siblings, and islamist extremists. To see the sentiment of these people up close and personal is quite amazing, and Spurlock must be truly admired for his courage to venture into these dangerous territories.
I have gotten this far but have failed to mention the humor in it. I will say this much: You will get at least 4-5 belly laughs, and countless chuckles along the way.
It is a great follow-up to “Super Size Me” and shows that he can tackle the more political/difficult issues, but still keep that signature Spurlock smile.
GO SEE IT!
Nowhere near as thought-provoking or useful as Super Size Me
When I first heard about Where in the World is Osama bin Ladin?, I was fairly intrigued. The title was ingenious, and asks the question that practically everyone worldwide wants to know. And learning that it was directed by Morgan Spurlock, who made the thought-provoking and very enjoyable Super Size Me, it only intrigued me further. Too bad the movie was nowhere near as good.
Right from the moment the film starts, there is something off-putting about Where in the World is Osama bin Ladin? We see Spurlock prepping to take a journey to the Middle East in search of the elusive terrorist, and see him going through exhaustive defensive training to learn techniques that he may just have to use. It is a fairly ridiculous showcase, but one that is bound in the realities of potentiality. He has his goal and how he wants to accomplish it set, and his captivating and humorous sensibilities make us easily want to continue watching.
But from there, as we take the trip with Spurlock, somehow the movie runs out of gas a little too quickly. Spurlock loses sight of his topic and goals right off the bat, and rarely ever tries to recover them. Instead, he puts us through one bad insinuation and near racist moment after the other. He plays off silly graphics as comedy, but really just sounds offensive. There is even a segment near the beginning of the film that actually has Spurlock fighting bin Ladin in a video game style animation. The animation is lush and amazingly put together, but it brings nothing and gives even less to the movie as a whole. It almost feels like a forced Family Guy style reference to nothing. And it is not the only animated sequence in the film (although all of them do not have as silly an effect as this one).
And unfortunately, even some of the moments that are not animated feel just as random. He starts the film off looking like someone who is educated and knows what he is doing, but then quickly transforms almost into a movie about Spurlock acting like an arrogant American stereotype, and not trying very little to adjust the image his interview subjects have of him or his country. I realize a lot of these scenes are done for effect, and some of them are not as quite mean-spirited and blatant as others (one scene just features Spurlock being pushed around and belittled by a group of Orthodox Jewish men until he leaves their village), but his striving for comedy in a subject that is even less funny than obesity rates in the United States comes off as a bit contrived and strained.
Spurlock also fumbles on how he addresses his topic when he actually sticks to it. He seems to think that everyone coming into the film will have no pre-existing knowledge of Middle Eastern politics, and even less about the fallout of 9/11. Obviously this is not the case, but it just feels a little elitist in some sequences, and drags the film out longer than it needs to. I did like some of his broad humour in some instances, but he pads it out a bit too far for his own good. Almost as if he did not think the film would fly with everyone, and wanted to ensure that most people just in for a good time and not a documentary lesson would enjoy the film and take something from it.
But then, what are we supposed to take from this film? Is there a lesson to be had, or is it just a movie that plays on our emotions and fears of the unknown? Have we not already seen movies exactly like this, made as documentaries and as fiction films? There is an obvious universal point to the film, but it takes a very long while to get to it. And for a movie that is just over 90-minutes that long while is really not that long at all (but sure feels like it). Spurlock addresses a much harder topic than the one he did in Super Size Me, he clearly knows less about it, and the majority of information he does give either is well known or is not useful at all. I commend Spurlock for the effort and amount of time he put into the film, but it just does not play itself out very well.
He has a captivating voice and attitude however, and that is what saves this movie from just being another film about not taking action. He makes you want to hear what he has to say, and makes you want to stay with him no matter how boring and mundane the journey is becoming. He makes you want to wait and see if he meets up with the elusive terrorist or not. He knows just the buttons to push, but seems incapable of pushing them in the right way here.
And it is unfortunate, because this is a movie that could have been a classic example of a call to action. Instead, it comes off as a lesson in things we should already know about, whether we are educated in them, or simply glance at a newspaper on occasion. I think with less of a focus on humour and the obvious, and more focus on things the audience may not know about necessarily, Spurlock could have done for terrorism and the Middle East what he did for fast food: an Oscar-nominated, thought-provoking study on something that effects everyone.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Documentary, Comedy, War
Director Morgan Spurlock
Writer Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock
Actors Morgan Spurlock, George Bush, Dick Cheney
Country France, United States
Awards 2 wins & 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process HDV
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji)