Argo (2012)

Argo (2012)Argo (2012)

Rating: 7.9/10 from 241,207 users
Director: Ben Affleck
Writer: Chris Terrio, Tony Mendez
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Genres: Biography, Drama, History

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

The genres of this of movie is not the kind of movie that I usually watch. However, i have 2 reason for watching it. Last year this movie receive Oscar for The Best Motion Picture of the year. Another reason would be the recent cast of Ben Affleck as the new Batman. I’m one of those guys whom disappointed by this news. So I’m watching his performance in Argo to help me judge him better.

After watching this movie, I think it’s too simple to receive an Oscar. I haven’t watch all of the nominee, but I think Life of Pi (2012) is better than Argo. First half of the movie felt more like a documentary video than a movie. The final moment when Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) try to get 6 Americans out of the Iran felt cheap, like the thrilling moment of Indonesia’s soap opera. Ben Affleck performance as Tony Mendez is flat. I can’t feel the emotion of a guy who’s under pressure to save 6 Americans. I don’t know whether Tony Mendez is like that, or maybe Ben Affleck is just suck.


Intellectually Challenging Job

After graduating from my college, there’s two big route lies in front of me. Continue study by taking master degree, or find a job. Considering my age, which is 25 years old, and no (real) work experience, I decided to find a job. This lead to another confusing question. What kind of job should I get?

Graduated as electrical engineer i was faced with many option where i can work. At first, tempted by the pay grade, I wanted to work in oil service company. My interview didn’t go well. I couldn’t answer some basic physics questions. This failure ruin a little of my confidence. If I want to keep pursuing oil service company, then I need to learn physics again. It will be hard, because I don’t really like physics (usually after saying this people will ask me why i choose to study electrical engineering).

It occurred to me to work outside of engineering area. But after I had a talk with my friend, I immediately scrap this idea. I asked him if he is interested to work outside of IT. He said no, he want a job that make him feel intellectually challenged. ¬†Of course working outside of engineering/IT area would mean that we have to learn something new again. But it would be more challenging to increase our level in the area that we’re best at.

Another advice from my other friend is “In terms of finding a job, think about 2 or 3 years from now. Do not think about salary first, but think about what you have learned, can you make a difference, or something great, with what you’ve learned”. To summarize, find a job that satisfy your needs of knowledge.