Portraying realism on screen

Intense shots

Tired of the usual multiplex crowd, the four strangers who came by themselves to attend the screening said that the movie was a must watch.

“I had heard a lot about this film from my friends and when I heard that there was going to be a screening I immediately found some time and came here,” said Asha, a professional.

So what did she like about this anti-war movie?

“I found it to be one of the most insightful
anti-war film about Iraq. The director Kathryn Bigelow really takes you deep inside the lives of the American soldiers and their way of life in Iraq,” she said. The movie revolves around the three-man United States Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during the Iraq war. It gives an intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world – disarming bombs in the heat of combat.

One of the most interesting characters in the film was the arrival of a new sergeant who takes over the team. He surprises the team by recklessly plunging into a deadly game of urban combat.

Played by Jeremy Renner, the character was the life of the film. “The scene where he takes off his body armour to disable the bomb inside a car was really impressive and intense. He makes us believe as if he is almost indifferent to death. But when his true character reveals itself you can see how it affects each man’s life in the movie,” said Rajesh, a retired manager.

The realism and the action sequences were engaging and the film truly deserved its six academy awards.

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