The Hurt Locker have audiences sweating

5 Jan


The Hurt Locker reveals the stressful environment soldiers are experiencing as they attempt to execute their duty in the line of fire. In this film, it is three soldiers assigned to the bomb disposal unit. Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner) recklessly leads JT Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) into harms way more than once, which creates some internal problems among the team. Screenwriter Mark Boal attempts to show audiences that some parts of the war can become addictive like a drug, and that it can have a negative effect on those involved. This production is much different than most war films because the impact does not come from trying to blow things up, but rather from trying to stop the explosives from detonating. Director Kathryn Bigelow heightens the intensity by using hand-held cameras while Renner and Mackie give outstanding performances. Audiences end up sweating as much as the bomb disposal unit cutting wires.


Adam’s Grade: A

Chuck’s Grade: A-

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