Black Hawk Down remembered for its courage and sacrifice

21 Dec


Screenwriter Ken Nolan adaptation of Mark Bowden’s book, Black Hawk Down is one of the most popular war films among American audiences. Director Ridley Scott puts together an engaging account of the Battle of Mogadishu, where nineteen American soldiers were killed, seventy more injured, and over a thousand Somalis dead. As with most Hollywood films inspired by true events there are many liberties taken to make an entertaining film. Black Hawk Down is no different, but the ultra realistic battle scenes and Scott’s signature action sequences give the film an air of authenticity that audiences can appreciate. As far as war films go, I am not a big fan, but I liked this movie because Scott elected to feature the 75th Rangers and Delta force units as a whole, instead of focusing solely on one or two characters. This ensemble cast is charismatic and a formidable group that will be remembered for its courage and sacrifice, instead of cheesy one-liners.


Chuck’ grade: B

Adam’s grade: B

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