Friday, April 16, 2010
The Hurt Locker (Voltage Pictures 2008)
Been away from the ol' blog recently. Still trying to catch up with other parts of my life. But I'm back and have a pretty good movie for you all to check out this weekend! This week's movie is Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker which smoked Avatar (and its director and her ex-husband James Cameron) at the 2009 Oscars. Bigelow even gave a shout out to the troops at the Oscars which I'm sure made a lot of the Hollyweird elite just want to puke in the aisles.
I have to admit as I sat down in the theater to watch this movie, I braced myself for a 2 hour liberal lecture about how war was the worst thing in the world (which it's not not my dear friends...living without freedom... THAT would be the worst thing.) and why our troops are a bunch of sadistic blood thirsty bunch of a--holes.
However, that was not the case. Not at all.
Nile Gardiner from the Telegraph.co.uk wrote an excellent article about the best conservative movies from the last decade. You all might want to make a note that most of the movies he mentions have already been reviewed by yours truly!
Below is what he wrote about The Hurt Locker...
Kathryn Bigelow’s critically acclaimed tribute to the heroism of US Army bomb disposal experts in Iraq has already been nominated for three Golden Globes. It is a searing and tense war film that has been the surprise hit of the year in the United States. What is refreshing about the film is its willingness to portray the US military presence in Iraq in an overwhelmingly sympathetic light, and the al-Qaeda-backed enemy as barbaric and fundamentally evil. There are no shades of gray in The Hurt Locker, and this is a strikingly patriotic motion picture that has been embraced by an American public weary of the anti-Americanism churned out by Hollywood in its portrayal of the War on Terror – from Rendition and Lions for Lambs to Redacted and In the Valley of Elah. The Hurt Locker is by far the best conservative film of 2009, and one of the greatest of the decade.
Here is the trailer...