Monday, January 25, 2010

Movie Review - The Hurt Locker

I finally got to see "The Hurt Locker" on the weekend.

I read recently that it has only made US$12 million and couldn't believe, after seeing the movie, that is has made that little money. In fact, it has only made US$16 million worldwide. source.

The Hurt Locker is the story of a bomb disposal unit in Iraq, which I think is an interest angle to tell the story of America's war on terror from. It is one of those movies that can be hard to watch because everything is done in a way to make you feel like the actors in the movie and from the first scene to the last, you have no idea what is going to happen next.

The characters in the movie have no idea if a bag is a bomb or just a bag, if a person is a citizen or an insurgent. This means that as a viewer, you are on the edge of your seat for a whole two hours.

There are lots of great performances from some amazing actors. I won't spoil them for you because some of them are really surprising. This movie has lots of Oscar talk around it and deservedly so. I am not sure it would win best picture but I highly recommend this movie. It's not an easy movie to watch but well worth the time.

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