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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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The Good: Intense. Suspenseful. Jeremy Renner.
The Bad: Very Hollywoodized. Lots of unrealistic moments. The odd subplot in the second half involving the little kid—it's downright terrible and it should've been cut. That and almost every scene where the team is not diffusing bombs.
The Bottom Line: The Hurt Locker suffers from the same flaws as Bigelow and Boal's latest effort—they tried to make a realistic film out of a preposterous script. This is considered one of the greatest films of the 2000s? Bullshit.
Feszült. Kemény. Fontos. Szép fotózás, jól megválogatott szereplők -> karakterfejlődések, a téma szinte teljes kiaknázása és jó kis tanulságok.
Καλή η ταινία, κουλ και ο Τζέρεμι, αλλά Όσκαρ καλύτερης ταινίας; meh.
We are all controlled
By our addictions. Even
Fear can get us hooked.
The problem with this (and Zero Dark Thirty) is Kathryn Bigelow’s attempt at authenticity by telling the story from a neutral point of view does not work. Storytelling is perspective, yet we only see the events through the eyes of the heroes. For all his cock-swinging machismo, we are meant to cheer Jeremy Renner’s character. And for all the ‘horrors of war’ depicted, the film soon decays into a glorified recruitment video – its increasingly tiring ‘action’ sequences thrill the same way playing Call of Duty does, while the ending screams of “YMRA EHT NIOJ” to anyone who dislikes the mundane nature of real life.
A movie made by some woman, ex wife of some famous director, about how some northamerican soilders are idiots and suicidal, wanting to go and "free" some other countries from their "tirany". It didn't deserve the Oscar, it was a pretentious northamerican propaganda for their so called army, making them look like "heroes" and "victims" of the conflict. Oscar bait at its worst.
I can't rate this.
I Like 2008's The Hurt Locker.
Most war films show the rush and adrenaline of combat, The Hurt Locker is about those things. War is irrelevant in The Hurt Locker, Bigelow is only interested in how men are forged by war. Fiercely anti-war, it's hard to imagine the same woman who directed this made Zero Dark Thirty, a film that seems to say putting men in these situations is just cause and that murderous imperialism is okay.
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- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…