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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.
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…
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.
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…
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????
I was definitely not expecting to like this movie this much. Just really suspenseful in so many scenes, Jeremy Renner is so great. I love how they wait so long to really elucidate his character. It really hones in on the soldiers and not any politics, for which I think it's a stronger movie.
UCI Arrábida 20
Holy crap, this movie was energetically insane. Though, it's kind of movie i would see once but, still great.
- Technically excellent. Bomb-defusal is by definition tense and suspenseful (so an easy-win I guess), but the setpieces are really well made.
- Sanborn and James sharing a juicebox.
- Renner is basically playing Martin Riggs, this contrasted to the grounded docu-style of the rest of the movie doesn't really gel. Especially his solo-mission and leadership decision at the end feel really unearned.
A powerful raw look at life for those who fight war and take it as a drug. It's a fantastic look into the psychological world of what these men in the film went through for their tour.
A bad movie, plain and simple.
The script is uninteresting strung together with the same structured segments being repeated over and over again in this formulaic and drab war story. First, the team responds to a situation involving explosives. Jeremy Renner doesn't something dickish, Anthony Mackie gets frustrated at him, they manage to clear the situation and leave. Repeat several times. Win Best Picture.
Bigelow tries to emulate Greengrass' camerawork and it ends up being highly distracting. Must every shot continue rapid zooms in and out? Shaky camerawork has gone too far and has begun to interfere with how I process the action.
These characters we're stuck with for a film that extends over two hours are highly dislikeable. Drenched…
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IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…