Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Hurt Locker (2008)

The Hurt Locker can be described as the most authentic portrayal of post Iraq War
For those who have not yet seen, the story centers the special unit in Army whose profession is to defuse roadside bombs in Iraq.
There had been way too many movies based on the 
Iraq premise, what makes this movie so remarkable is how well the narrative had been put to use.
We get to see the war torn country in an absolute different perspective, adding legitimate elements to make this a stunning success. 

Every effort had been taken to capture the details of the risk involved for disarming live bombs adding to it, the thrill factor. Kathryn Bigelow has successfully given us the true situation out there which we had always been yearning to see.

Apart from the style of infusing edgy moments and realistic action; strength of this movie also had been the cast, even though most of them had shared equal amount of time. Jeremy Renner had been faultless as the untamed "Sergeant William James". Anthony Mackie as "Sergeant Sanborn" had been likewise creditable. Emotion & frustration had been a long time mate of the men and women serving in 
Iraq and it had been properly justified by Brian Geraghty as "Specialist Eldridge".

Though we will not see senseless gun battles, whatever action had been exposed have been worldly & uncompromising.

Taken as a whole, if anyone is interested to understand the present state of 
Iraq The Hurt Locker should just be right to feel the heat. It does not carry any biased political message but a true depiction of life under constant threat.

It reminds me with the excerpt shown at the start of the movie.

"The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug" -- Chris Hedges

Very True...

My Rating : 9/10

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