Wed, 21 August 2019
Legends Podcast is cracking open the cinematic vault and bringing you a whole month of cons, capers, and car chases! Whether you’re an East End card sharp, a handsome art thief, a trio of rogue soldiers, or eight feisty heisting heroines, you’ll find the big score right here on our podcast. This is Aug-Heist!
This week we’re talking about Three Kings, also one of our Legends of ‘99, starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, and Spike Jonze as a group of soldiers who attempt to steal Saddam Hussien’s gold in the final days of Operation Desert Storm, but end up finding something else worth fighting for. Directed by David O. Russell, this boldly anti-war release from Warner Brothers also presaged the ideological grounds of the second Iraq War four years later. Based on a story idea allegedly stolen from John Ridley, Russell’s script and direction on his first major studio film set the trajectory for his career towards Oscar-nominated films like The Fighter (with Wahlberg), Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle. But do we three two kings of Legends Podcast agree that this film earns its gold, or does it deserve a dishonorable discharge?
Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert! These discussions will be spoiler filled and may explicit language, so consider yourself warned.