Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Mar 2016)
Brief Synopsis – The complex ways of warfare are shown from the viewpoint of numerous soldiers on both sides of the conflict in Afghanistan.
My Take on it – This is a movie I had never heard of and someone recently suggested that I check it out.
The premise seemed a bit confusing, but still intrigued me enough to add it to my list.
What I found in the end is a very intense action thriller that could take place recently but is filled with great moments that really show it is all done with lots of love and straight from the heart.
I liked the way that they show different viewpoints from soldiers regardless of their national allegiance.
As we know, everyone on every side of a conflict have their own agendas, but here we see that the conflicting agendas can cause even more problems especially when there are disagreements about it.
Just because some decision makers are on the ground and must make choices on the fly while others are far away from the actual conflict making other kinds of decisions makes war even more chaotic and confusing for everyone.
What really sells this film tho, are the characters who are easy for us tp connect with their situations and therefore we care what will happen to them the whole time.
Writer/Director/Actor Paul Gross does a wonderful job creating a story for us to enjoy. I’m looking forward to see some of his other films in the near future.
Bottom Line – Intense action movie with a heart. Very interesting multiple conflicting views by even different warriors on the same side. Really brings forth the idea that the situation on the ground and from afar are really never the same especially when everyone has some kind of agenda. Great characters that we connect with and want to care about. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The footage seen between scenes of vehicles, Afghan soldiers, etc. were actually shot in Kandahar during the final combat deployment. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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