The last few weeks I have seen a few war movies, one that I would strongly recommend everyone see. This movie was recommended to us by over a dozen people, it was also nominated for some Oscars. SO we red boxed it a few days before the Oscars. This movie is The Hurt Locker. It is the best war movie I have ever seen. It was such a good story, with amazing acting, real suspense, and a really cool message. It is not your typical shoot 'em up war movie, it is the war we are fighting today. I can't explain it that well, I just think everyone should see it. If you are concerned about the rating let me tell you this, Saving Private Ryan was 100 times more violent. The Hurt Locker drops a few F-bombs and there is some gun action and bombs. But there isn't much blood or anything horrific about it. Its more thought provoking than anything. The main character was just...wow...crazy but smart, the actor who portrayed him was so good at it. It is a fictional story based of actual events that happened in 2008, that's not so long ago. It really made me think about life and war and really made me want to learn more about current events and such. This movie won a ton of Oscars, one being a well deserved Best Picture.
Shortly after I saw the Hurt Locker, I saw The Green Zone. This movie was okay, but it was a good conspiracy history lesson leading up to the Iraq war. I think because I saw The Hurt Locker before Green Zone I liked it more.
Either way, go see Hurt Locker. It really was amazing!