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02-07-2010 04:05 AM

I watched the flick The Hurt Locker last night and thought it deserved a mention. I found the movie to be fun, exciting and scary all wrapped up into a suspenseful and entertaining package that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire length of the film. I felt the lead character (played by Jeremy Renner) through the movie seemed more like a GI Joe hero type of character then an actual soldier but viewing the movie as an action flick rather then a realistic portrayal of U.S. soldiers in Iraq he did a fine job of acting. There were good supporting characters as well, Anthony Mackie played a soldier named Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and did an excellent bit of support acting and David Morse (as usual) did another excellent journeyman job although he only had a short part. When the film was over I said out loud “That’s the best movie I have seen for a while!” Highly recommended.

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#1 posted 02-07-2010 04:36 AM

I agree with you that if you look at it as a action flick, its pretty neat, but its as “true to life” as any steven segal movie.

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#2 posted 02-07-2010 05:42 AM

I’ll have to check it out when I can.

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#3 posted 02-07-2010 09:34 PM

I am curious how realistic this movie is. My impression is ‘not at all’?

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 05:35 AM

Not very realistic but the movie was well made, entertaining and action packed. The lead character played more of a super-soldier type then a normal soldier doing his job in the Army.

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 06:44 AM

I watched it last night and thought it was just OK….

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 06:50 AM

I enjoyed it.

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#7 posted 02-08-2010 07:26 AM

I agree Abbott, the movie was a nice change compared to most that are available to watch. I liked the idea behind the movie, but I didn’t like the way the lead actor carried himself. As soon as my adrenaline would start to pump during a crazy scene, they would show him acting like he’s the biggest bad-ass in the middle east. That definitely ruins the moment. I never read in Micheal Yon's blog about any guys with that attitude. However, all in all, I’d say the writer/director should earn something for this good piece of work.

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#8 posted 03-08-2010 07:41 PM

A big night for The Hurt Locker!!!

Best Picture, Best Director, Original Screenplay, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Film Editing!

6 Oscars!

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#9 posted 03-08-2010 09:51 PM

Yes! Just as I hoped, the writer, director, and supporting people got some well-deserved credit for a great movie.

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#10 posted 03-09-2010 01:29 AM

The Boondock Saints won’t win any awards but 1 and 2 are great action movies with lots of laughs.

From Paris with Love was good.

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#11 posted 03-09-2010 08:11 AM

Thanks for the heads up Mike, I will check them out.

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#12 posted 03-09-2010 08:42 AM

I thought the movie was very true to life. I can definitely imagine all of those things happening in war just as portrayed in the movie. Sure it was pretty dramatic but I’d say that was spot on if not falling short of describing it. The beginning summed it up in case anyone forgets. War is a drug. It was a drug to this guy. He couldn’t leave it alone and live his life. He went through withdrawal like many soldiers do and couldn’t take his humdrum life back home. He was in shell shock from what we see as normal every day life. He definitely had mental issues and risked his life in every situation he was put into. This doesn’t happen to all soldiers but a select few. I wouldn’t say it was action packed, but it was sure suspenseful. You sit on the edge of your seat waiting for something to happen. The movie was well done and I really liked it especially since it didn’t swing to anti war or pro war (left or right). It was just a story about some soldiers. I liked Avatar more, but I’ll side with The Hurt Locker due to the political propaganda/ green bull crap in Avatar.

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