Image source: Screenshot from the film Good Kill
On 10 April Good Kill, Andrew Niccol’s latest film, has been released in the UK. The film is the story of Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke), a drone operator, that from the comfort of an armchair goes to war. It raises interesting questions on the morality of contemporary warfare (if a morality does exist in the context of war), on the blurring of lines between playing war and waging real war and real killing, on issues of distance and proximity, emotional involvement or detachment. A must-see for those who increasingly question the war on terror and western warfare methods.