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I think my expectations for this were a little too high, so I didn't enjoy it as much as I expected. But looking back at it, this was a really cool movie. There were some logic gaps that I haven't figured out yet, but it will be worth seeing a second time and I think I will like it better when I watch it again. Obviously it steals the Groundhog's Day concept and turns it into a hardcore sci-fi action movie. There isn't a lot of depth to it - you pretty much just watch Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt figure out how to beat the aliens. It is really fun to watch though.
As the credits rolled, I just kept saying "Wow" over and over again. What a story. Even though parts of it were invented by Hollywood, the fact that this is a true story make it that much more amazing. The movie's title is a spoiler - you know going in that Luttrell is going to be the only one that makes it out, but that doesn't prevent you from getting invested in the other characters. I found myself hoping somehow the others would make it too, even though I knew they wouldn't. This is a very violent and stressful movie. The language is not for the kids. It makes you feel like you are there. You can feel the tension as if you are the one facing the decision, whether to slaughter the shepherds to save your own life or let them go and quite likely die. I'm always pretty careful about which R-rated movies I choose to watch. I have to feel that the return will be worth the investment (I don't like to watch extreme violence, language, or sexuality) and this movie was definitely worth it (no sexuality, FYI). You'll walk away with a different perspective on war in the Middle East, I think. I know I did.
It wasn't bad but it wasn't that good. Kind of boring at times. Most of the covers I have heard of the song "Let it Go" (I haven't heard that many) are better than the one performed in the movie. It made me cringe. I could name a whole bunch of recent Disney/Dreamworks/Pixar movies from the past few years that were a lot better.