9 months, 3 weeks ago
Since it isn’t my story, I won’t wax on about the story Marcus Luttrell wanted to tell about his brothers in Operation Red Wings.
But it is the most intense movie I have ever seen. By the end of the movie I was left virtually breathless and teary eyed. In an age of horrible movies from Hollywood, this one is well worth the money.
Two sidebar notes on the movie. First, the cinematography is some of the best and most intense I have ever experienced. You are quite literally there. The initial five minutes or so of the close action scenes and rapid camera movement took some getting used to, but after that, it became obvious what the producers and directors were doing.
Second, the movie is very close to what Marcus intended and what he wrote in the book. There is a bit of Hollywood drama introduced into the story, but not much, and not significant.
Review: I cannot tell the story – Marcus has to. It is his to tell, and he does his brothers proud with this movie. It will take its place alongside the best war movies, and perhaps it is the very best of all time. Go see it.