One helluva war film.
I find comparing a harrowing war film that is based on something that actually happened to a Michael Bay production kind of offensive. This is not about giant robots blowing up ****, it's a real life experience. The difference between this and a "manfest action film" is this is not fun. It's ****ing terrifying. Action movies are supposed to be escapist fun, not watching a bunch of young guys running around with their friends blood on their face while a city (including children) shoot at them. I agree that the character development takes a backseat and that the situation takes over the film, but to refer to it as a "macho action film" is a little much. I feel the film places you in the situation as opposed to making you laugh at one liners or cheer when someone dies. If you do cheer, your a ****ing psycho or a moron. Unless your an desensitized 11 year old playing first person shooter video games (in which case, Heaven help our future generations)you should get that this is not a "badass action flick". I get someone not liking it for it's intensity or violence, but to call it a macho action flick is ill advised and can only come from someone who has no understanding of film or real life.
Jun 6 - 10:04 PM