Lebanon 2009

I understand this movie was shot from perspective of the tank to give you the claustrophobic feeling felt by the tank team. The problem was that I never felt it. The camera work was so distracting that I couldn't figure out why the gunner couldn't zero in on what he was looking or shooting at. All of the characters seemed to be one-dimensional whiners. The tension felt as if it was being pushed on me, like the director was saying, ‘this is a stressful situation,’ but again, I didn't feel it. I felt like yelling, "You are in a tank, quit complaining and do your job!!" I guess the point the director did get across was that the tank team was always in need of a bathroom break.

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