Movie Review: The Hurt Locker

I’m not a war movie buff, and that goes even for the TV series; Band of Brothers. The last war movie I watched was either about history or strategy. For example; Red Cliff. The Chinese seem to make strategic battles very charismatic as compared to many other Hollywood war movies.

I’d consider The Hurt Locker a documentary drama about the soldiers in the Iraq war. Specifically, the squad which handles bombing inspections and defusing. This story is about their life and how these life-threatening instances change them.

The camera handling was a little shaky but I guess that gave it the documentary feel. Including the inconsistent zooming parts during the movie.

Ladies may not enjoy this movie

Because most of the story was very male oriented. A quick share with a tiny spoiler is, you’ll find them beating themselves up to see who’s tougher.

Now that I think about it, I noticed there weren’t any female characters as soldiers in this movie too. This may have been done on purpose but I wouldn’t know.

End said, now I felt why this movie won Best Film in the Academy Awards and not Avatar. Check out the trailer if you haven’t.

Would I watch it again?

I’m going to pass this. Simply because as I mentioned earlier, I’m not a war movie buff. 🙂