Cinematic Time Capsule
2001 Marathon - Film #167
”Colonel, they’re shooting at us!”
“Well, shoot back!”
Mark Bowden’s book is easily one of the best accounts of warfare I’ve ever read. However, it was so detailed and layered that I couldn’t imagine how it would translate to film without being completely watered down.
Ridley Scott tackles that challenge head-on and creates an incredibly intense experience that captures the chaos, confusion and horror of a mission gone wrong.
Watching it today I was struck by how much gravity the real locations and practical effects bring to the film, which is something that’s completely lacking in modern day war films with their over-reliance on CGI.
"We have stirred up a hornet’s nest here."
Cinematic Time Capsule - 2001 Ranked