Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The Hurt Locker

The camera follows an US army bomb squad through the treacherous streets of Iraq. You are given the eerie feeling that every object could be a bomb and anyone could be the detonator. But the feelings gets old very quickly and you want a few more layers to the film which is sadly lacking. With the hype surrounding the film, it seemed destined to be placed alongside Platoon and Apocalypse Now. That will not be the case in my book. 

Rating: * *

1 comment:

wenerd said...

Its all about when you watch the movie - before or after the hype. I thought it was pretty effective story telling, with no greater story to tell than the bunch of fellows in a bomb squad. I also like the touch that Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes were despatched quickly, leaving it to couple of newbies to lead.