Jul 27 2009

If You Haven’t Seen The Hurt Locker, Please See It Now

Published by at 12:30 pm under Movies

Hurt Locker

While Madison is going to give the full review on this film, I just want to make a statement.  Movies are simply not that good these days.  I think many of you who read this site can probably share that sentiment.  Perhaps it’s the fact that I’m older.  When you’re young just going to the theater seems cool.  But as you age, stories become important, cinematography has its place, and even I can appreciate a well directed film.

So with all these 100MM and up budgets delivering not a damned thing, it’s nice to see a movie that in my eyes, captures story, film, suspense, and reality all in one.

If you want to see a true movie about war, documented in a way that looks what I would think a war to be, then you’ve gotta get your ass to The Hurt Locker.

First of all this thing is loosely based on a true story, which is unbelievable to me.  Second of all Jeremy Renner should get some Oscar consideration.  Not to mention his character might be more of a badass than John Connor.  Yes, John Connor.

Just a fantastic film.

I’ll let Madison guide you through it.  But as a precursor to our review.  See this flick.  You won’t regret it.





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11 responses so far

  • Madison

    I am pumped to see this movie. I’ve been disappointed by so much this year…

  • Nattyb

    Madison,

    I know you pretty well and there’s just no way you don’t like this movie.

  • Korinthian

    This isn’t going to be one of those movies that just drips with revolting patriotism and saluting to the flag, right?

  • Korinthian

    (Oh, and I guess a man-running-from-explosion-in-the-background moment is justified in a movie that’s about disarming bombs).

  • Madison

    @ Korinthian

    I’ll try to let you know later this week.

  • Josh

    Korinthianon: No, it isn’t. There’s hardly a single moment in there that is about patriotism.

    And I do have to say… this was one of the best war movies I have ever seen. It was fantastic.

  • Nattyb

    Booyah. I got one supporter! And yeah Korinthian this is NOT about patriotism.

  • Dude

    Well, read the article got the movie and it’s not about patriotism but it’s not about war either. Sure it tries but it’s absurd. I think Jeremy Renner this a terrific job as an actor but not enough to hide all flaws this movie has. Don’t know about other but things that just don’t make sense ruin movie for me. I’ll give few examples.

    There he is going to disarm the bomb throws smoke grenade in place where it doesn’t have effect what so ever. Walks 100-200 m disarms the bomb and for some reason insurgents don’t active the bomb when they watch it being defused. And when they do (once at the start of the movie) they go out on plain sight and do it so everybody can see. Ok movin’ on.

    Sniper fight in dessert, insurgent sniper takes out US sniper with single shot. After that comes our Sargent Sanborn on same place, exactly same, and takes out the enemy one by one without being shot at.

    Bomb in the kid wtf no trigger, no sense… well I could name few other examples but I don’t want to be too hard on the “movie” :). Anyway, when I read the review I wondered how can movie about disarming bombs be interesting. And it’s not it feels forced and artificial. By the way every day they find 2-3 bombs for one team. Come on… like I said forced.

    Well downloaded 1.36 GB and lost 2 hours of my life so had to blow out some steam. There goes another 15 mins but feel better now :).

  • Madison

    @ Dude

    My sentiments are pretty much the same as yours, although you may find that I have been pretty harsh in my critique. My review will be posted tomorrow morning; I hope you enjoy it.

  • Dude

    @ Madison

    I thought stick and stones will go my way since most of reviews out there praise the movie. Glad to see there is kindred spirit :) Looking forward to your review Madison.

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