So this was the movie I was dreading the most. I hate war movies. And guess what- I shouldn't have, it was really good! I would say it was the best movie I've ever seen, not by a long shot, but it was really good and I liked the ending.
One thing that annoyed me is that they never used the words "hurt locker" and I wanted to know what a hurt locker was. I looked it up on Wikipedia and apparently it is slang for being injured in an explosion.
Anyway, it's about this team of 3 guys who are on the Bravo (?) rotation. Sgt. James arrives after Sgt. Thompson is killed by a bomb. (Played by Guy Pearce, it was very sad to see such a hot guy die so early in the movie.) James is the guy on the team who disables the bombs and gives the all clear or tells people to move farther away, what not. The other two guys are not too excited about his cocky attitude and don't want to work with him. This movie chronicles some of their high points and low points as they go through the time left in their tour.
As I said, I liked it. I didn't get bored, it wasn't anything like Saving Private Ryan or any of those movies. I liked how we got to know some of the characters really well...
Not much more I can say other than that I recommend it and so far, it and District 9 are the only 2 I've said that about.
Family Time Factor: I'm going to say 12 and up.
MOTR Grade: B+