Monday, 22 February 2010
Review: The Hurt Locker
I have been talking about this movie for months, and downloaded the movie for months too. It is currently the Oscar nominated for Best Picture, against the mighty Avatar, epic animation Up, District 9 and many more... It is also one of the highest reviewed movie in 2009, holding 98% score in Rotten Tomatoes.
The movie tell a story about the bomb squad of Bravo Company. The main protagonist is Staff Sergeant William James, who take anything into his own hand, this had lead to both of his squadmates to consider him reckless and tension rise around the squad as the story progressed.
For so many movies talked about the Iraq War, this is the closest to the real thing. The movie is tense, suspense and shaken, just like what we saw everyday on news and video footage. The reckless nature of the protagonist also add more tension into the movie itself. Some scene uses handheld camera also contributed into the atmosphere of the movie.
I don't want to talk to much about the movie, because I want you guys to watch the movie. But for one thing I wanna you to know, The Hurt Locker is the best movie about Iraq War and one of the most intelligent movie I have seen in quite a while. No wonder it is a Oscar nominations for multiple awards.