Lone Survivor (2013)
Director: Peter Berg
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana,
On a mission to kill Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, Marcus Luttrell and his seal team of 4 end up ambushed by an army of terrorist soldiers. With their back against the cliffs of the Afghanistan mountains, the mission is aborted and the Seals fight for their lives. This film is based on a true story and book written by Marcus Luttrell.
The truly amazing, back breaking sound and action of this film leads me to believe it has the most realistic and unmatched sound effects track in Hollywood today. I no longer have to fall from a mountain, tumble over huge boulders or slam into a tree trunk at full speed because I feel like I just did. I wonder what this film would be like in 3d?
What a horrific event these men went through while serving our country and the good people of Afghanistan in an attempt to rid the world of a grotesque terrorist. The acting and makeup was so realistic, is was similar to Jesus in The Passion Of The Christ at crucifixion time. I truly felt sorry for not just the seals but all the people involved.
I give Lone Survivor (2013) 4 Stars, right next to Black Hawk Down.
If you like Lone Survivor you may like: Black Hawk Down (2001) or Behind Enemy Lines Colombia (2009) once you get past the first 10 minutes.