Munich tries to tell the story of what happened after the massacre at the Olympics in 1972. The protagonist, Eric Bana, is given the task of assassinating each of the 11 terrorists that had a hand in planning the massacre. It is a tale of bloody revenge and Munich is very graphic in showing the horror.
Like Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven, Steven Spielberg tries to show both sides of the story surrounding the events. On one hand, 11 Israeli athletes were brutally murdered. On the other side stands the Palestinians, that “when treated like a dog, will act like one too”. The duality is shown in how our protagonist slowly loses what he calls home: his family, while on the other side, the Palestinians are simply fighting for a home: Palestine.
Munich is a well acted, well scripted and fairly well paced. It’s a very watchable and good movie.