Only the Brave Reviews
The Hot Shots begin the film as mere 'deucers' not quite graded as elite 'Hot Shot' firefighting experts. Limited by local politics they are frustrated because they have the ability to progress to the next level.
The film has a cast including Josh Brolin and Miles Teller. Teller impressed me with his performance in Whiplash.
The film is based on a true story but when watching I was unaware of that story. The end of the film has an inevitable conclusion.
The film has excellent location photography of the South West U.S. environment.
The direction of Joseph Kosinski follows some of his earlier work with excellent use of visuals and CGI.
The film has that disaster film feel that comes around every now and then but it is no Towering Inferno more San Andreas.
I thought Josh Brolin and Myles Teller were fantastic. They really sold the role and the bond of brotherhood.
The scenes were beautifully shot, and the director did a good job of helping the viewer relate to all the actors in the film. The movie had good pieces of humor and I felt engaged the whole way.
The film wasn't perfect but any true story adaptation that can affect the viewer a couple days after its over is a damn good film.