Matchup of the Day: Pain & Gain vs. Munich

Chad Hoolihan

Having no affiliation with any spiritual or philosophical movements, Chad instead attempts to find meaning through watching movies.  He also enjoys  watching birds fight over food in supermarket parking lots.

You may also like...

2 Responses

  1. Frodo Playz Frodo Playz says:

    Munich I thought was actually decent while pain and gain was shit

    • Chad Hoolihan says:

      It’s hard to evaluate movies that are supposedly based on a true story, especially when details are always manipulated for dramatic effect. I read that both Munich and Pain & Gain significantly altered or omitted the real-life details. Maybe it’s best to just view all supposedly factual movies as works of fiction.

      Interestingly, one review I read of Pain & Gain suggested that David Cronenberg should’ve directed the film, since he is known for “body horror”. That’s a movie I’d definitely like to see, though I did enjoy Bay’s film as stupid entertainment.