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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.
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…
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.
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.
Love is a beautiful thing. People love a bunch of things. Their pets, their friends, their family, bombs. Well the last one might be a little more of a rarity. But regardless, my point is, passion is passion. Is that why Jeremy Renner can't stop diffusing bombs? Ya know I'm still not sure yet. He makes his point rather clear when talking to his baby son in one of the best scenes of the movie saying that the older people get, the less things they actually love. Basically saying that the biggest love he had in his life was diffusing bombs. I am unsure if this is all of why he was so tied up in his time in the…
No matter how "good" or "bad" the film to win best picture is, it will always be considered overrated by a large populous of the viewing pubic. The idea of a singular film being proclaimed the best out of the hundreds of alternative contenders in an entire year is far too touchy a subject to be taken with a quarter-grain of salt. However, in my own unbiased opinion, The Hurt Locker was not necessarily overrated at all. The semi-true story of one of, if not the, most skilled individuals in the American bomb-disposal unit is an enormously intense movie that does not allow me to look away in its frequent moments of visceral urgency. When it comes down to its…
Back in 2008, I saw this as a double-feature with Moon. It should have been one of the best double-feature experiences ever. Unfortunately, this was the night after my heart was broken as badly as it was ever broken. So, instead, these two great films only served as able distractions from my pain. On the other hand, only two films as good as those two could have possibly distracted me that night, so I suppose I should consider their co-release a grace.
It holds up on second viewing, though if I have to compare Bigelow/Boal war-on-terror films, I have to go with Zero Dark Thirty.
It's not easy to digest at first but The Hurt Locker is definitely a great film. It was the result of a magnificent and perfectly executed directorial work by Kathryn Bigelow. Filled with tension and absolute nerve, this was a masterfully shot and edited picture that benefited also from solid writing and a fine cast.
Undoubtedly the greatest film that has been made or will ever been made about the Iraq War, it also functions as a thoughtful and compelling character study set in a war zone. Jeremy Renner's lead performance was brilliant in every single aspect and much of this film's impact is owed to his fascinating work.
I Like 2009's The Hurt Locker, I Like It Because Me And My Brother Jesse Krajci Like War Films.
How incredible is The Hurt Locker? What I like most about Independent films is how much they tend to surprise the audience and become classics. The Hurt Locker is no exception. It kicks off with a meaningful little quote that ends in one of the most powerful lines that i have ever read in a movie, "war is a drug." Throughout the course of the film we find out just how much of a drug war can become. Like drugs, war can make a person paranoid, addicted, and give them a rush like nothing else. Director Kathryn Bigelow just did a fantastic job with this indie. She has a very good chance of going home with the Oscar for Best…
The performances are good but Jeremy Renner and this movie are overatted.
Hey,guys in Academy what's wrong with you?How this film can be better than Inglourious Basterds?How this movie can be better than District 9.Man,even Avatar was better than this.At least James Cameron's film was a visual experience.That was a sleepy experience.Where is the tension??WHERE IS THE TENSION????
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1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…