A place where everyone can access my opinions on pop culture. Mostly film, really.
I wasn't so impressed with the Hurt Locker. Did I miss something? I thought it was almost like one of the those "proud to be american-- join the army commercials" you see on tv. It did show some gross stuff, but ultimately it was all about the adrenaline rush that guy got and how brave he was (or stupid). Eh...
I guess you missed what an amazing thriller it was. I mean, there is no political posturing in this at all. I mean there is no character arc either-but its also apolitical. Its just a guy doing a job-and it happens to be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
I also just paraphrases someone else's review of it. Sorry, Peter!I didn't mean to sound flippant. Sorry about that. You're right: thats the character: he's good at his job because he does like the adrenaline rush. He is both brave and stupid. And I guess in a situation as insane as the one they are in in Iraq, doing that specific job, you kind of have to be. I guess you either get into it or not. I mean, you didn't find even the sequences of him doing that effective?
You didn't sound flippant.... The movie just didn't grab me or Mike. I honestly felt like it was a be all you can be, army commercial. (SPOILERS) And I totally didn't feel anything regarding the guy, didn't even buy the whole attachment to the kid plotline--- when he leaves the base, etc? Seemed unrealistic to me and silly. Those are just my thoughts, though :) Maybe my favorite, most enjoyable and believable part of the movie was the beginning with the Memento guy.