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The Hurt Locker
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Ok, I am a minority here and was really looking forward to this movie. Missed it at the cinema so eventually picked it up on DVD. From the awards it won and the reviews I had read, I was expecting a great film that would keep me truly entertained but alas not the case.
The movie sets out to show a very realistic impression of a side talked about on the news in Iraq/Afghanistan, the IED threat and how the US military are trying to counter the threat. I may have been foolish in expecting a big action movie but to sit through this felt more like a documentary than a movie.Don't get me wrong, the acting was superb and the Director has done a fantastic job creating a movie that is both thought provoking and eye opening for the masses but for me it just didn't do it. After watching this my initial thoughts were 'its another Full Metal Jacket' and while that is too not a bad thing, I think if you have seen that, you will get the same impression of this.
It's a good movie but don't expect Arnie style action. This is more for your contemplation after watching it sort of movie.
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So I haven't watched all of it yet but saw the first episode on E4 last night and I have to say I was over the moon with the show so far. Recently there have been some rubbish representations in zombie movies (Diary and Night of the Dead) but this, using the 28 days/weeks later view, brings a fantastic addition to the storyline of a typical zombie outbreak. The casting, using BB stars, was well directed and Davina makes a stunning zombie. The acting so far hasn't been too bad and am looking forward to the rest of the series. Based on the first episode, I will be looking to pick this DVD up to add to my collection. :)Provided 4 stars as I have only seen 1 episode so far.