Houston, We Have a Problem! full movie review - Interesting movie, but bitter without a reason.
For starters, every movie that gives you new information and makes you think, is a good movie. That said, I didn't really like the whole picture that movie tried to describe.
But, that said, that picture is directors prerogative, and I respect that. There are a few informations in this film that were hardly obtainable before it, but they are used to paint that fore-mentioned directors vision. In his eyes, by my opinion, he tried to paint the story of Icarus, through a whole country of Yugoslavia and its late president Tito. But, in essence, it is a classic story about capitalism vs. communism (sociallism derived from communism) OK, Tito was master of "sales of testicles for kidneys" (majstor prodaje muda za bubrege), but nevertheless, while he was president, of former socialist republic of Yugoslavia, people always had their 13th paycheck, they were getting condos from their firms for contribution, and they had 30 days a year of paid vacation. It was a happy life. His main mistake was, by my opinion, that he didn't MAKE his successor in like 1965., and gave him power over country in 1970., continuing to lead from the "shadows". This movie, in first half is very joyous, but later it makes you think that all the bad things that happened in Yugoslavia were direct consequence of one bad deal in 1960, and some kind of revenge for that bad deal (SPOILER ALERT: Nikson says: "we will bomb the hell out of those Yugoslavs". In what civilized society is killing people OK as an retribution for bad deal?!). Film is also describing Slavoj Zizak as copy/paste of today's Srdja Popovic. Really didn't like the, not bitter end, but obnoxious end. (It is destiny of a single person, and opinion too. And a bit much dramatically intense). Base 505 (Objekat 505) was a military project whose prime mission was control of the Yugoslavian sky from strategically good position.
Whose to say that Yugoslavia didn't sell a working project and after that America just said "IT DOES NOT WORK" (They did send a man on the Moon 7 years later). This is a movie that is supposed to tickle your imagination, and it is very good it that aspect. Makes you think, and that is what I love about it! 4 years ago I saw trailer for this movie and I was expecting it on my toes. I heard it was finished a year ago. And, if you look form marketing aspect, or marketing point of view, why wait so long for premiere?! Well, it has to have something with change from summer to autumn, people tend to stay at homes because it is cold outside, it is Sunday and this is literally THE PRIME TELEVISION time. HBO, Sunday, 8 PM. Prime goal is to reach to as many people/viewers as it can. (...but that is normal economic goal too...) So, to conclude, very interesting movie, but don't take it as the whole truth! :D