Friday, February 12, 2010

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker (9 Oscar Nomination)

One of the most amazing movies of last year. Boasting of some exceptional performances by Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie. This is the first Jeremy Renner movie i have seen and almost half way through i was confused him as James Mcavoy. Yes, he does resembles him......but acting is much of a contrast.

The story is about a person, Team Leader of a Bomb Squad who is placed in Iraq. This guy is very passionate about his job of saving people and saving bombs from blasting. He goes to the limit during his jobs. Especially look out for the work he does while disposing a bomb placed in car outside a school. Every member of the team were, the feeling i think was, afraid by the measures this guy take to dispose a bomb when he can simple leave it while no one is getting hurt.

There were many instances which showed a different perspective of his guy. He calls home but doesn't talk to his wife not even want to talk to his new born kid. This one moment felt to me like what is this guy? He is living at a place where he doesn't know will he live to watch  the dawn tomorrow, still he won't contact his family. Then when he posting in Iraq was over, he was sent back to home but he was never comfortable at home. He was more eager to go back and fight for his country. May be soldiers are mad about their countries.

Then on the other hand where the other two guys in the team, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty who are counting their days in Iraq and will be very happy to go back home without losing anything and anyone. But as the movie open, their team leader dies in a blast and then they have this fear creeping in that though they are always covered with hundreds of America soldiers, death can still touch them.

A especial mention for Kathryn Bigelow, the director. I have always believed whatever the movie looks on the screen good, bad, exceptional or pathetic, it's all cause of the director. She has done a brilliant work through this movie. Hope to see more good work from her.

This is one movie which you'll regret if you miss.
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