Is Brad Pitt’s Afghanistan War satire War Machine:
A) hilarious, because it’s right on point and uses Brad Pitt to perfection;
B) depressing, because it’s a reminder of how little we’ve learned from that whole experience; or
C) kinda both?
We’re going with C, personally, but your mileage may vary.
Netflix’s new feature is based on the real-life rise and fall of Stanley McChrystal, whom you may remember as that U.S. General who was taken down by a Rolling Stone expos.
It features Pitt in character-actor mode as McChrystal, with Tilda Swinton, Ben Kingsley, Lakeith Stanfield, Emory Cohen, and RJ Cyler in the supporting cast.
So while it remains to be seen whether War Machine will be more cringe-inducing, laugh-inducing, or rage-inducing, we can definitely expect it’ll be well-acted.
War Machine hits Netflix on May 26.