So much average
Pretty good movie overall. First half was nothing special but it got better as it went along.
In truth, there is barely enough story here to make a film.
The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful
Predictable movie, lacks some kind of plot twist but I always keep telling myself, it is a true story - an unrealistic true story movie. Maybe most of it are true, but soldiers going down to a massive number of terrorists while yawning? That does not makes sense. Still black hawk down, and hacksaw ridge is way better if you want to watch an exciting soldier true story. Ow, you can also add Rambo and just think of it as a real story.
If you leave aside politics, this movie is quite decent, entertaining and deserves the rating it currently has (6.6 out of 10.)However, if you keep in mind the political context ("war" against terrorism, need to justify 2300+ deaths of american soldiers, 20k+ wounded soldiers, 2.1 trillions USD spent on this war, racism that is increasing in the US, the need to "make America great again", the need to recruit soldiers, and difficulties to do it) you must admit that the way this movie narrates this part of history is pure propaganda. Don't be fooled, this movie is an excellent example of how entertainment can be used to brainwash the population of a country. US people need strong and invincible heroes and need to see their soldiers come back from hell unharmed. This will allow the army to recruit new soldiers, justify past, current political decisions and futures ones.If you don't agree with this opinion, fine. But then tell me why they choose to have a black actor and a hispanic one to play ODA 595 soldiers. At the end of the movie there is a picture of the 12 soldiers, and guess what, they are all white guys.Manipulating history in such a way is disgusting IMHO. You should be aware of this while watching this movie.
Solid performance all round but the set pieces never pack the punch needed to get this one off the ground.If you want to see how to shoot war time action on horseback check out The Lighthorsemen.
Jane Philpot (JanePhilpot)
Yet another boring movie with no sense of danger. you will love this one if you love Mission Impossible. The 'heroes' fly through mortar and shelling and tank fire and are A-OK. A hard charging jarhead gallops through 500 enemy combatants shooting at him and he is A-OK.Sure.