The last time we saw Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg in a collaboration was the movie The Terminal in 2004. They first collaborated in 1998 with Saving Private Ryan followed by Catch Me If You Can in 2002.
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Now, they are reunited in latest "cloak and dagger" thriller, Bridge Of Spies. Today's current movie ther generation are only familiar with James Bond spy movies. Nothing wrong with James Bond but we tend to forget that there are spy stories that is very real and more dangerous than what is happening in the movies.
Most of these real and dangerous stories are during the Cold War. Forget those mad villains, doomsday weapons, and seductive women in casinos. The war is not just about the nuclear weaponry but information gathering. During the early years of post-World War II era. There was a witch hunt for Soviet spies and sympathizers that got the United States in a scare. This is what is called the game of cloak and dagger because of both sides are sequestering the spies hiding in plain sight.
Bridge Of Spies is based on a true story. Set in the Post-World War II about an artist who is accused of being a spy and at the same time, a pilot of a spy plane that is gathering information on enemy territory that was shot down and captured.
This is were an insurance lawyer played by Tom Hanks come in. What good about this movie shows today's audience what was it like living those days of the Berlin Wall. It shows how the Wall not only separates a country but it also separates love ones. People have died trying to cross the Wall.
In my opinion, the Spielberg-Hanks tandem is a sure blockbuster and Bridge Of Spies is one movie adding to the list. I won't be surprise if this movie gets a nomination. For more quality movie reviews without spoilers, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook. Viewed October 13 at SM Aura cinema.