Sunday, September 7, 2008
Genre - Action/War/History
Cast - Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore
Directed By - Ridley Scott
Whats It About - 23 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Why To Watch It - Mark Bowden of the Philadelphia Inquirer told the story of the battle in his exhaustively researched, critically acclaimed book, BLACK HAWK DOWN, and filmmaker Ridley Scott (GLADIATOR) and screenwriter Ken Nolan have done an amazing job of bringing the dramatic story to the screen. Like Bowden's book, the film does not thoroughly examine the context of the conflict, but gives a detailed and intense blow-by-blow account of the fighting. The outstanding ensemble cast includes Josh Hartnett as a competent but nervous Ranger sergeant leading his first mission, Ewan McGregor as a "desk jockey" who excels when sent into combat, Eric Bana (THE INCREDIBLE HULK) as a cocky and enigmatic Delta, and Ron Eldard as a downed Black Hawk pilot. The violence of the film is brutal and nearly constant. Scott unflinchingly captures the chaos and mayhem of battle with tremendous visual finesse.
There cannot be a better action movie to make the most of your weekend. Get your home theater working, catch a big bag of chips/cheese balls/popcorn, get that 8-10 pack of your favorite beer/cola/whatever, lay back and enjoy the endeavor. Trust me you wont be disappointed. And oh yeah, you need not involve your girl friend also. This way you will have a much wanted time and space to yourself, have a much over due boys movie time and you will save yourself those tears which you had to bear while watching romantic movies with your loved ones !! :-)
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