Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Hurt Locker - Ravages of War

The Bravo Company is bracing for their last 38 days before their Iraqi tour of duty ends. But they get a new commander - Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner) who's famed for having disarmed 873 bombs. Despite his legendary acumen, James seems reckless; something that might endanger his men!

Director Kathryn Bigelow (Avatar director James Cameron's ex-wife) delivers a riveting piece of cinema that shakes your consciousness about the gravity of war, and the mind set that separates real heroes from adventure-seeking psychos. As soldiers go home with a morsel of sanity in the grave, some of these souls carry with them mementos of rampage and death.

With just "Avatar" getting in the way for Oscar gold, Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" is poised for more cinematic glory. It is already a classic in my book!

Disarming bombs for breakfast!

Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes appear in eventful cameos.

Iraq is a safe place for no one. This is the place to test the saying that "Everyone is afraid of something!"

Jeremy Renner wants peace!

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