Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lone Survivor

I finally found some time to break away and see Lone Survivor.  There's not much I can say about this movie without sounding trite.  I've been to gut wrenching movies before and this is one of them.  This not a bad movie.  This is a great film that's difficult to watch.  If you can recall the first twenty minutes of Saving Private Ryan, you know what I mean.

Once the firefight started, I quit thinking about actors acting. The actors became transparent and allowed the viewer a glimpse of real sacrifice.  Lone Survivor was shot like an action movie, but it's a documentary of men in war.

Peter Berg succeeded in making a movie about those who serve.  Lone Survivor isn't just about the one survivor who made it out, but it's equally about his brothers who valiantly died performing their duty.  This is a tough movie to watch.

This isn't an action movie. This is not entertaining.  This movie doesn't have stars.  This movie is a tribute to our heroes.

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