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Outstanding movie! One of the greatest war movies since 1990.
on May 28, 2015
Outstanding. This movie was really excellent, and I recommend it to everyone. I am an extremely tough grader, and I only give 5 stars to absolute classics. Like the title of my review says, this is still one of the best war movies since 1990, though, and definitely should get 4 to 4.5 stars.
For anyone that doesn't know, they used real Navy Seals for the cast of this movie. It lent a really nice realism to the whole thing. With most Navy Seal movies, the Seals are portrayed by Hollywood guys who might actually be the anti-war type, and you're sort of rolling your eyes at them. This takes care of that, even if none of these Seals are Sir Lawrence Olivier. The acting suffers somewhat and there is an ever so slightly cheesy, amateur feel to this movie, but I think you will agree that the move to use real Seals kicks this movie into high gear and makes it a real thrill ride. It also avoids the common stupid mistake of bogging down in talking and relationships. This movie rocks and rolls for almost two hours straight. It moves from one action scene to the next. The mise en scene, and the photography are actually a complete top notch job. They are A-list and are better than many A-list movies out there.
Quite simply, this movie rocks and delivers everything it should. It was mammoth watching SWCC lay down some fire power. This movie was truly excellent, and every war movie fan should watch it. Four stars, easily, and I would actually put it in the same league as "Saving Private Ryan," although it was quite different from that movie.