Hurt Locker

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  1. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I bought the Hurt Locker on BluRay last night and watched it. It's about an Army EOD unit.

    I thought the movie was great, two thumbs up, and totally recommended. I'm not Army or EOD, so I don't know how accurate it is, but it was good. :thumb:
     
  2. Perfection'stheGoal

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    ditto

    I agree. It was one of the best war movies I've seen. I am very impressed by the men and women who perform that vital job.
     
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    It recieved the Critics Choice Award for best picture. It's very under-hyped in my opinion more people should see it.
     
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    Love that movie. If you haven't seen it, I'd recommend it.
     
  5. SAMom

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    We liked it, it was a good movie.
     
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    I am friends with an Army EOD guy who was in Iraq and he says it is pretty spot on and was very impressed.
     
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    Relatively small budget, great reviews and good chance for some major awards. I thought it was a very good movie.
     
  8. 2012Cadet

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    Would have seen it in theaters if they had been showing it at any local ones. I don't understand what the point of limited vs. wide-release of movies in theaters...oh well.
     
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    It's up for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director among others. Perhaps it will be released again.
     
  10. Weather

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    I saw it in a theater last summer and thought it was great. It's available from Netflix.
     
  11. PositiveThinking

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    We got Hurt Locker from Netflix and watched it last night with our son. It was a very good movie but hard for me to watch. I think movies sometimes glamorize the realities of war, but this one didn't sugarcoat anything.
     
  12. Mel2001

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    My friend & her husband edited The Hurt Locker and are both nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing. When they filmed the movie in Jordan two summers ago, my friend said the Jordanian people were incredibly gracious. My friend also kept telling me to see this movie on the big screen (vs. DVD) and that it would win a lot of critic awards. THL is about an IED squad in Iraq.

    Well, I finally saw it a few weeks ago on DVD (we don't get to the movie theatre as often these days), and my son really liked it. I liked what I saw, but I fell asleep 1/2 through (you shouldn't eat dinner and watch this movie at night, lol). I'll have to re-watch it now.

    One thing I do remember, though, is how the soldiers in the movie weren't as "proactive" in getting the local citizens to put down their cell phones (which were used to activate the IEDs). That made me wonder if our soldiers are told to not shoot at citizens, even if it's obvious the citizen is about to detonate a bomb. (Very much like our Border Patrol agents here near the Mexico border - they're not allowed to shoot at the "coyotes" or illegals who are throwing rocks, etc., or even firing at the agents.)

    Considering the liberal "Hollywood Agenda" that could have shown the movie soldiers just shoot the citizens in the movie, I thought this was interesting that THL did NOT show that. I'll have to ask my friend about this...AFTER the Academy Awards since I'm sure she's very busy right now, lol!
     
  13. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Generally just shooting civilians who are making phone calls is a bad idea. It's good they didn't show something like that.

    I worked with one of the producers of "Gone Baby Gone", Hollywood isn't what I thought it would be, and that's a good thing. Some of them have their hearts in the right places.
     
  14. PositiveThinking

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    Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director! :thumb:
     
  15. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Six Academy Awards total.
     
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    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    I personally thought the director, Kathryn Bigelow, was brilliant last night. She seemed overwhelmed with happiness and shock at the number of awards The Hurt Locker was given. I particularly liked how she dedicated both the Best Director and the Best Picture Oscars to our men and women in uniform. :thumb:
     
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    THE MOVIE THAT NOBODY WATCHED. I think they might see it now.:thumb:
     
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    I would have if it had been released in any theater remotely near me, but it wasn't...will be getting the DVD shortly.
     
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    I believe the hurt locker won the oscars was because its a movie about soldiers and having a movie like avatar would have been disrespectful and dishonorable to the soldiers fighting right now. I like how the director also thanked emergency personnel. I fall under that category. Thank you :)
     
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    DS and DW went to ChiTown for spring break. I inserted The Hurt Locker in the Netflix queue. I never watched it because I have generally blow off any film that Hollywood praises, based on aesthetics not necessarily ideology.

    I was curious about a couple of things. The first is accuracy. I assume from the posts that it is close enough. The second is if our DS's and DW's, who aspire to officer ranks really understand who does the work and who makes up the casualty lists. Based on the obits in my medium sized midwestern newspaper, it is mostly enlisted persons being killed or maimed by IED's, ambushes, suicide bombs, etc. which seem to be the weapon of choice of our adversaries. The third is, did Ahmed Chalabi, a native Baghdadi and college chum of Paul Wolfowitz give Dick Cheney and Wolfowitz any idea about what awaited American troops when he did his sales job.

    Kind of makes me wonder why we waste our time talkiing about Drone fighters and F-35's.
     

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