Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Lone Survivor (Action Drama 2013)

This was an OK war drama. Nothing great but definitely above average. Action-wise I thought it was pretty good since it didn't have a Rambo-like atmosphere during gun-battles. There was lots of crawling around, peeps taking cover, and enemies who could actually shoot back. Additionally, the plot showed how the US military can be dysfunctional and broken even though they are often viewed as being very organized.

The movie told the story of what happened during a famous Operation in Afghanistan by a team of Navy SEALs. They made a choice to 'not' take out some kids who wandered onto their position and ended up bringing a shitstorm onto themselves. Hard call indeed. Wahlberg and Foster melded into their roles well, but the other actors were kinda like filler.
Rating - B