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The Hurt Locker
You'll know when you're in it.
Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Things "The Hurt Locker" Taught Me:
1. Choosing what cereal to buy is harder than defusing a bomb.
2. Who am I kidding, I knew that first one already.
Sure, there's stuff here that bugs me a bit. It mostly has to do with reckless behavior and unrealistic decisions during missions that wouldn't happen in real life in the Iraq war, or any other war for that matter. But that's not the point of this film. This is not a documentary. What this movie sets out to do is take us in the heat, dust and chaos of warfare, showing the effect war has on different persons and providing us with an understanding of what war means for these persons. The basic characterization of the three main characters is apparently clunky. One's insecure, one's by the book and one's off the hook. That's all we're shown at first. But…
Winner of 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, The Hurt Locker is a highly gripping, intensely thrilling & bone-chillingly suspenseful war drama that's expertly crafted, masterly composed & skilfully narrated from start to finish and, with its firm grip on the very element of suspense, delivers an experience that's destined to keep the viewers on the edge of their seats throughout its runtime.
Set during the Iraq War, the story of The Hurt Locker follows a bomb disposal squad that is assigned a new team leader after their previous boss is killed during one of their operations. The plot covers the relationship between the team members as the two subordinates soon find themselves at odds with the new guy for his maverick…
It's pretty obvious that I've never been to war. I've never seen a real bomb, let alone touch one. I have no clue what it's like to stare death in the face. This is why I know I've watched a good film when after it has ended, I feel like I just came back from Iraq.
The Hurt Locker is a solid war film with a great story, wonderful cast (Ralph Fiennes!) and interesting characters. My only minor complain is the camera work. The constant shaking, zooming in and out... not a fan. Was Kathryn Bigelow trying to make it look like a documentary? Who knows. But once the camera finally decides to be still, that's when my jaw drops. I should definitely check out Zero Dark Thirty.
"You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner-takin' business, we in the bomb defusin' business. And cousin, business is a-boomin."
I honestly do not know where she got them from, but few filmmakers have approached the whole concept of war and how it affects a man with as many balls as Kathryn Bigelow, yet she does it with an insane lucidity, The Hurt Locker is one of the rawest and most well-realized depictions of war and one of the most fascinating character studies I have ever seen.
Before starting watching the film, I didn't really know what to expect from it: on the one hand it's a widely loved film and overall a critical success, but on the other it's an American war film that won a crazy amount of Academy Awards, including Best Picture; not that having won the…
Such a powerful and inspiring film. I've learned so much from this film.
For one thing, I learned never to take my headset off or Anthony Mackie will punch the fuck out of me.
That's the type of stuff they need to teach kids in schools across the globe.
An exceptional and very timely film. I love director Kathryn Bigelow's work (especially 'Near Dark' and 'Point Break') and she seems to have bought, more than most Hollywood directors, the pro-freedom and pro-America shtick that the U.S. government has been battering the free world with, for the past seven decades in general since the conclusion of World War II, more prominently since the times of Oliver North and the Reagan administration's using the Cold War with the U.S.S.R. as an excuse to involve themselves with the affairs of other nations the world over, to the excruciating level that affairs of the past 15 years have been, since 9/11, and 'the Taliban', 'al-Qeida' and 'Osama bin Laden' have become household words,…
The hurt locker is a war movie from the perspective of two military officers whose job it is to dismantle bombs. The film shows us two different perspectives from both soldiers. The movies opening scene starts by showing us a officer who follows all the rules and make sure everything is followed exactly by the book and every little thing has to be followed and that suiting up in the “bomb suit”. It shows him from a perspective of very far away from the camera and our point of view to emphasise that he is trying his best to be safe and stay as far away from the bomb as he can. Then it switches to the second officers and…
The hurt lockers is about a bomb squad that is over seas and were fighting in the was but they kept finding all these dead bodies with bombs in them. I thought the movie was okay but I missed the beginning and it was kind of confusing to me. I think if I watched the beginning of the movie it would of made more since to me. The movie showed a cool aspect of the war though and how scary thing’s can be when people are in war. The movie was okay but I don’t think its something I would watch again.
The hurt lockers is about a bomb squad that is over seas and were fighting in the war but they kept finding all these dead bodies with bombs in them. I thought the movie was okay but i missed the beginning and it was kind of confusing to me. I think if i watched the beginning of the movie it would of made more since to me. The movie showed a cool aspect of the war though and how scary things can be when people are in war. The movie was okay but i do not think its something i would watch again.
This movie was about soldiers that were in Iraq that were in the war. They went through some dust and and some extreme heat. It was not easy for them because it was very dangerous and not safe in the very hot temperatures. They had a bomb squad that needed a new leader. The previous boss was killed by another operation. He was very good at what he did and make a huge impact on his team and himself.
I thought this movie was good and very active and had some eye openers. Its not easy to have to work in the heat and dust. The people in the war take it very well and kept working like they were…
The Hurt Locker is a war film. It is about US soldiers that go around to stop bombs from going off. They almost always work out. The movie starts off with them using a robot to check out the bombs, then they have a soldier go check it out and try to deactivate it, it does not end to happy. They see a guy with a cell phone and it goes off killing the man. As the film goes on they do save a lot of bombs. Everyday is like there last. In the beginning of the film they only had 38, I believe, more days of this. As that time goes on so do they people of the story.…
Maybe I am just mad at all the oscars this one in a year of brilliant films, maybe it is because I'm a little tired of war movies, but I don't see how this is a best picture winner, its fine, and Renner does a good job (Anthony Mackie is not great at times) but I dislike this movies screenplay and it won! Over Up in the Air which has a fantastic screenplay, anyway its whatever the movie is okay but shouldn't be highly regarded.
This has to be one of my favorite war movies ever. Mostly because the war is a treated as separate character to these amazing characters. I don't want to get into the plot, but the character are what makes this movie special. Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie give award winning performance, in my opinion. The tension in this movie is so good it has to be experienced.
So please do your self a favor and watch this movie.
The hurt locker is a rare war film in witch you will watch and not want to throw up immediately. it captures war from eyes of soldiers differently from what we normally see, there are some unrealistic decisions that would end up getting someone fired in real life not just punched in the face. and the general tone of the movie seems a little bit more comedic and not as serious as most war films. Jeremy Renner plays the antagonist William James a new recruit to a bomb squad after the last member failed to defuse a bomb in time. James is very rowdy and arrogant at his job. he leads them on very dangerous missions and most of the…
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