Thursday, January 12, 2012

#50 - The Hurt Locker

“The Rush of Battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug”

                                            - Chris Hedges

Movie #50, Day #50

The Hurt Locker
Everything about this movie is intense (especially its direction and acting), and that's just how it should be.

Kathryn Bigelow did an amazing job with her direction of this remarkable movie, her shots were suspense filled that really engaged the viewer. Little surprise in her winning the Academy Award for Best Director.
 Then the acting - Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie were absolutely amazing, their interactions was invigorating. Renner especially was fantastic in the portrayal of his character, Sergeant James.

Then the script, which was well written by Mark Boal (also won an Academy Award for this), is compelling; accompanied by a really brilliant cinematographer whose shots were raw and intense making the movie very much realistic. And the special effects for the though minimal was absolutely perfect.

The best movie to describe the war in Iraq.

FYI: The Hurt Locker won a total of 98 awards, including 6 Academy Awards.