Saturday, January 11, 2014

At The Movies: 'Lone Survivor'

The movie 'Lone Survivor' is a tribute to all men and women serving in the military, especially ones serving or who have served overseas. This movie looks outstanding and I will definitely be seeing it soon. I absolutely love how it honors the brave men and women who stand up and defend our freedom. Here is a review from Patheos

Nothing quite encapsulates America’s ambiguity, discomfort, and pride in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as the true stories of soldiers home from the field.
Lone Survivor, a story of a factual anti-Taliban mission gone wrong in the hills of Afghanistan, is based on the memoir of the same name. It is gripping and powerful, although hard to watch, and can stand alongside powerful movies like Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, and the Somali mission movie Blackhawk Down.
As the spearhead of a larger mission to take out a top Taliban commander, the military drops four Navy SEALs into a rugged, rural, mountainous part of Afghanistan: Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg, who also produced the film), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch), and Matt Axelson (Ben Foster).
They four warriors are hidden on a deserted mountainside waiting for the next step in their exquisitely planned mission when unpredictable Afghanistan strikes. A band of goat herders stumble on their hiding place.
The highly trained SEALs have no problem taking the three goat herders into custody, but the question of what to do with them is harder. The old man and young boy are clearly no immediate threat, but the teenage boy seethes with a rage that needs no translation. They know without speaking the language that his freedom would mean their exposure to the Taliban militia in the valley below.
With communication gear on the blink and no means to detain the herders, they must decide what to do.
What would you do?  Review continues here
Three of the costars of 'Lone Survivor' were on the show The Talk on Friday.  The actors tell how they were affected in portraying the four Navy SEALs in the movie. It is a great interview. 


Constitutional Insurgent said...

I have a copy of this movie, but I have to wait for the right time to view it. I think that it will end up being well done, based on what I've heard.....but any analagous inclusion of The Hurt Locker, makes me cringe.

Pedaling said...

This movie is a must see....hard to watch, at times, but depicts great heroism and the harsh realities of war.
The book is even better.