The Hurt Locker

I saw it and it was great. Go see it if you have a chance. It has a limited release so hopefully you can find it near you (I had to download it, sry I'll get the DVD). Goes to show you can make a good movie without huge obviously fake explosions all the time (looking at you Michael Bay) and that characterization is a good thing. It kept me entertained through out the whole thing and for a 'ripped from the headlines' taking place in Iraq, it wasn't dragged down by politcal bullshit. Just a good movie about a bomb squad removing bombs and trying not to die.

5/5 (for those of you who like numbers) You can beat 100%!

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Posted by Cloneslayer

I saw it and it was great. Go see it if you have a chance. It has a limited release so hopefully you can find it near you (I had to download it, sry I'll get the DVD). Goes to show you can make a good movie without huge obviously fake explosions all the time (looking at you Michael Bay) and that characterization is a good thing. It kept me entertained through out the whole thing and for a 'ripped from the headlines' taking place in Iraq, it wasn't dragged down by politcal bullshit. Just a good movie about a bomb squad removing bombs and trying not to die.

5/5 (for those of you who like numbers) You can beat 100%!

Posted by Bruce
@Cloneslayer:

Without spoiling anything, can you tell me what it is about this movie that makes it more than another generic Iraq war story?

I want to see it, but the trailer didn't impress me at all, despite all of the critical acclaim.
Posted by Everyones_A_Critic
@Bruce said:
"@Cloneslayer: Without spoiling anything, can you tell me what it is about this movie that makes it more than another generic Iraq war story?I want to see it, but the trailer didn't impress me at all, despite all of the critical acclaim. "
I second this notion, though I doubt I'll be seeing it any time soon, since nowhere near me is playing it. Then again I could go your route...