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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.
Kathyrn Bigelow’s early films show a real talent trying to express itself – you couldn’t say they were successful, but they were always interesting, if often slightly frenzied in their failures. But then I haven’t seen that many of her films since Point Break: K-19 was a disappointing big, professional and slightly anonymous movie. The Hurt Locker got a lot of praise, but I missed it when it came out and have only just caught up with it. I was hoping for something a little special. It’s filmed in that faux cinema vérité style: the camera will reframe, cuts will jump – it is as though we are constantly catching glimpses of actuality. (Cinematographer Barry Ackroyd has worked with Paul…
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I know, very late to this party. Bigelow delivers a gripping bomb-disposal thriller which both explores and celebrates the self-destructive nihilism of its military antiheroes (possibly a little too preposterously at times). The camera work is superb - transporting you to Iraq and you feel right in middle of the the explosive world of bomb disposal.
A tense look at masculinity during wartime. Expertly made with great performances from Renner and Mackie. Minor flaws aside, the Hurt Locker is a solid character piece.
Got this on blue ray but i dont know why. I didnt hate it but gees its so far up its own ass. Peformances where so unrealistic to me. Left me hollow inside. Definately not a worthy oscar winner but yeah who cares anyway. Its A for effort but this is no saving private ryan. IMO
The highly respected critic Manohla Dargis began her recent New York Times profile of the filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow by saying: “The take on Kathryn Bigelow is that she is a great female director of muscular action movies… sometimes, more simply, she’s called a great female director. But here’s a radical thought: She is, simply, a great filmmaker.” The double standard which Dargis points out is well stated, but I would never go so far as to call Bigelow a “great director” of any kind. This is, after all, a filmmaker whose greatest claim to fame is a mid-nineties Keanu Reeves vehicle (Point Break) which Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright could ridicule with the same breath they mocked Bad Boys II.…
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Another film watched for my Arab representation class. Nowhere near as bad as American Sniper, but also not as good as I remember it being when it came out. The cinematography is fantastic and the acting is passable but it gets a little bit redundant after a while. They could've cut half an hour off this thing easily.
As far as its representation of the war and Arabs, it's not the worst offender but it definitely has some issues. Here's the excerpt from my paper:
The Hurt Locker is set in Iraq, and portrays the area as undeveloped and wild. This goes along with decades-old practices of Orientalism; positioning the orient as possessing an “un-selfconscious primitive simplicity” (Said 231). The…
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