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.
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.
Little bunny foo foo
masturbating lamb chops
sitting on a sea snake
that's riding on a sled.
This doesn't really have anything to do with The Hurt Locker...
... OR DOES IT?
*ominous music swells*
“The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”
War is a drug. Utter chaos, seeing people around you get killed, knowing that every day you venture out into that land, you might not come back. To some, the drug of war can mean addiction; to others, an essence that creeps inside you and ruins your life; turns it to destruction. The Hurt Locker implements many ways war can be seen as a drug, through many stories, many faces, many people. All of whom have stood death in the face for 365 days; 365 if you’re lucky. Some get less. Less isn’t good.
As an audience we are exposed to three main stories,…
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.
De voorbije jaren werden we meermaals getrakteerd op verschillende visies op Amerika's War on Terror: pamfletten over de trauma's van soldaten (In the Valley Of Elah, Stop-Loss), gortdroge moraallessen over het Amerikaanse oorlogsbeleid (Lions for Lambs, Rendition) of kritische bevragingen over de rol van de media in het hele oorlogsgebeuren (Brian De Palma's Redacted).
Voor enige polemiek moet je niet bij Kathryn Bigelow aankloppen, want haar jongste prent, de oorlogsthriller The Hurt Locker, is een zinderende actiefilm die ervoor zorgt dat de adrenaline door je aders giert, een splinterbom van een film die je regelrecht in de Iraakse combat zone dropt om je er pas na 120 hondsdolle minuten weer uit te halen. Zonder daarbij een moraliserend vingertje op te…
Intensity in ten cities and really well done. I just felt it lacked substance beyond that which you could fit into a movie shorter movie.
Transmite perfectamente la obsesión de su protagonista con la adrenalina de la guerra.
A great film. Very suspenseful and tense but enjoyable.
Not as mind boggling as i expected it to be. But it's pretty intense though. Recommended modern war drama.
How many movies would give a scene in which two thirsty soldiers stare at a building the realistic time and room to breathe? This movie does. This movie feels and hurts real. William James' progression from cocky IED specialist to human, likeable, leader is wonderful to watch. The fact that it is all shot beautifully is icing.
Rewatch with my mum, who spent most of the film hiding her eyes behind her hand and asking if "something was going to happen". Bless her.
First viewing since August 2009 in theaters and the nerve-wracking focus/testosterone-fueled psychopathy of war is still so palpable. This really is an outstanding contribution to the genre. Its immediacy is captured so well in the opening where a bomb disposal unit are de-commissioning a booby trap. After the extreme slow-motion of the earth trembling, car bonnets exploding and Guy Pearce being knocked to the ground - the film just never lets go. Its sense of authenticity feels so real with these three factors: nail-biting intensity, sun-beached cinematography, and the well-drawn characters who articulate their perception of this nightmare experience. Renner's James keeps us on the edge with his fatalistic risk-diving - gradually disintegrating both Mackie and Geraghty who are really…
Could not look past the shaky cam...