Saturday, January 11, 2014

Lone Survivor: War is Hell

Mark Wahlberg in Lone Survivor
  Every war has its movies and good ones capture the essence of the conflicts they chronicle.

Think about Gone with the Wind, (the Civil War), Patton (World War II), The Deer Hunter (Vietnam), Three Kings (the Iraq War.) The list goes on and on, but the point is that meaningful war movies reveal truths about the battles they portray.

And so it is with Lone Survivor, an account based on a book by the same title, about a group of Navy SEALs in Afghanistan. Their mission is sketchy. Backup is minimal. Still, these men fight to their deaths because they are a band of brothers.

This is not a film for every one. You may stumble out of the multiplex feeling like a walking wounded. But the Movie Slut thinks this story about US military involvement in Afghanistan is worth telling.

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