I watched this solely because it was one of the few Gyllenhaal films that I haven't seen yet. If anyone still isn't convinced at how incredible of an actor this guy is then I'm not sure movies are for them.
Jarhead was actually pretty good. It handles the heavy themes of war with a certain type of respect that I haven't seen in many films like this.
What also surprised me was how great some of the cinematography was in this film. The desert can still be a beautiful place despite its war-ridden atmosphere.
Sam Mendes is still a talented filmmaker.