And here’s my review of the film from my blog www.MrsLieutenant.blogspot.com:
Sunday, August 30, 2009
THE HURT LOCKER Is a Compelling New Movie About a Bomb Defusing Squad in Iraq
Kathryn Bigelow directed the 2002 movie K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER, which was a heartbreaking story of a Russian nuclear sub whose sailors don’t have the proper protective gear to deal with the sub’s nuclear malfunction.
In her new movie THE HURT LOCKER, the U.S. bomb squad unit in Iraq has the proper protective gear, but that doesn’t necessarily mean these men will survive their bomb-defusing missions.
Written by Mark Boal, the film is as compelling as a documentary, and I wish all Americans could see this movie in order to understand what American troops are up against in Iraq as well as Afghanistan.