A scene in Munich, where the “team” assembled to exact vengeance on the planners of the Munich massacre, this romantic, serious music is playing as the men talk about “being assassins”; the whole scene is shot with an air of “these are ordinary men about to do bad things”, but these are “necessary” things; things they have to “live with” because there is no other alternative. Or is Spielberg going to portray this as a case of “political leadership” requiring “soldiers” to “do their duty”; and the “human faces” of men who follow the orders “for country” and “for their fellow men” and “for Israel”? The latter is a blasphemy. This not God’s people. This is the way of the world.
We shall see. I am anticipating the latter portrayal.