The Hornet's Nest (2014)
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Mr. Boettcher knew those men, puts faces to their names. As he says, every soldier's story is different, and they all bear telling.
"The Hornet's Nest" is a kinetic, immersive experience, particularly in its deeply felt human moments.
It's a thrilling you-are-there war movie, with incredible images from the middle of firefights, mixed with the story of a father and son trying to reconnect.
The moving documentary The Hornet's Nest is a boots-on-the-ground look at America's war in Afghanistan.
Audience Reviews for The Hornet's Nest
An intriguing documentary on the ongoing struggle in Afghanistan and the day to day operations our troops go through, captured through the lenses of a father and son who are both journalists. While there is not as much back story on the soldiers as there should be, this is still a riveting documentary that shows the hardship our military goes through ever y day fighting a war that will seemingly never end. The ending will tear your heart out, with an emotional final scene that should stick in your mind for a long time.
You want a true, real look at war? This is not an easy film to watch, and very emotional at the end, but do yourself a favor and watch it. Then maybe you can have some sort of inclination of what our soldiers do for us.
This documentary drops the audience into the heart of battle in Afghanistan. It does a superb job of illustrating the unconditional camaraderie the men and women of the military have for each other. They are committed to each other and to their mission. Their level of dedication is unmatched. They are heroes.
No questions are raised about the necessity or rational for this war. It is not about why we are there, what we are trying to achieve there or whether we should be there. These are questions for our leaders and are intentionally omitted.
This is a documentary about the sacrifice so few dare to give for this country. It is a mere glimpse of the tie that binds these heroes. It makes you question whether you could have this level of allegiance to your country. It should make you grateful for the freedoms you have every day. And, it should make you reflect on whether you could be doing more to uphold them, appreciate them and/or protect them.
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