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Movies 2010: The Hurt Locker

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The past one month has been a time for upping my movie ‘karma’ which has gone pretty low since 2008 . It was Oscar season and top of my list was several ‘Oscar probables’.

images The movie has been judged best movie of the year piping Avatar and Inglorious..  It was not surprising. After all, Slumdog won the Oscar last year leaving TDK behind.   But still I was curious to know how different this is from the umpteen war movies .

The movie is about Sergeant William James, who is part of a bomb detection squad, stationed in Iraq. Other members in the camp are ultra cautious when it comes to bombs.However, James is pretty cool and diffuses deadly bombs quite naturally , at times even without the huge bomb protection kit around him. The movies shows his various adventures ,the people he meet while on duty.

This movie had less blood compared to other war movies. Though the blood was less, some scenes were quite dramatic. After two thirds of the movie, there is a scene on diffusing a human bomb. That scene lingered in me for a while.

Overall not a bad movie if you are used to slow war movies. I liked the last scene most in the movie.  It is between the William and his kid when he returns home for a brief vacation.

Srgt William James (Jr): Boing, boing, boing.

Srgt William James: (Playing with his kid)

You love playing with that…
You love playing with all your stuffed animals…
You love your mommy, your daddy,your nature pajamas…

You love everything, don’t you? Yeah.

You know what, buddy?

Once you get older, some of the things that you love might not seem so special anymore.
Like your Jack in the Box.
Maybe you realize it’s just a piece of tin and a stuffed animal and then you forget the few
things you really love.

And by the time you get to my age maybe it’s only one or two things.


Written by sujai

April 11, 2010 at 10:27 pm

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