Review: Green Zone

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes U.S. Army Officer Roy Miller to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable situation. The situation is based on the US Military just as they defeated Iraq in 2004, they are liberated but the country is unstable and some army guys are getting fed up with the bad intel and put in dangerous situations. An action packed movie from the beginning to end, trying to tell the story of the bureaucrats and the guys on the ground, covering up bad intelligence which led to the invasion of Iraq. A nicely thought out movie, and General Al Rawi is the same guy who plays Saddam in House of Saddam. Hollywood has learned to pick the right actors to speak the language and the whole movie fit together nicely. Greengrass is also the director of the Bourne movies, he knows how to make this type of movie work and Matt Damon knows how to work with him. An action packed movie telling a good story about the truth of the actions that took place in the Green Zone.

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Review: The Hurt Locker

Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Its one of those movies which you really feel it, its a very raw movie, you get to feel what these guys are going through. It isn’t as smooth or nice as some movies make it, you get to feel the rough life and what some of these guys suffer mentally. It isn’t a movie meant to glorify American soldiers but meant to show what these soldiers face, having a job which calls on you to risk your life on a day to day basis takes a toll on any man. You have a team who want to be systematic to disarm these bombs with one guy who is a cowboy out for the adrenaline since he can’t feel life, and might not survive the next encounter. Surprisingly there are a lot of famous people in this movie playing side roles, I knew about this movie since 2008 so I’m surprised it got all this build up for 2009 and the 2010 Oscars, but it is well deserved.

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Review: House of Saddam

A series that was collaborated by HBO and BBC, a 4 episode series made to reenact the life and death of Saddam. I heard about the show from a few people so I decided to watch it. This show brought out old feelings of hatred that I remembered when I was a kid, I knew what was going on at the time during the Gulf War but it was frustrating that you are young and can’t do anything to help. The show isn’t 100% accurate and when they were showing Kuwait it was very lacking but still overall  this is show must be watched. I had this feeling of not being able to watch it because of the anger that was swelling up inside as well as happy I’m watching it, Saddam was their leader and he was insane, and at that time I don’t know how afraid I would have been to stand in front of him in his prime and many thought that way, he was a monster. A different show worth watching, don’t want to say anymore just in case I might spoil it.

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