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.

Link: IMDB
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Review: Crank High Voltage

Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.

I enjoyed the crank because it was a high adrenaline action packed movie with a crazy storyline, and this picks up exactly where the other one left off. Somehow Chelios (Jason Statham) has survived his fall from 14’000 feet, and this time his heart has been taken by the triads and he only has a certain amount of power in the artificial heart, and he needs to keep charging it, any way he can find. This movie should be given a rating higher then R, its ridiculous, its hilarious, explosions, guns, the whole insanity of it is nonstop and pretty much nobody can stop Chelios, he is a killing machine who is out to complete his goal. If you want to watch a movie which requires little to no brain activity, but gets your blood pumping and your laughing your head off then this is it. The best part is the whole ridiculous story, and it even has an ending just as crazy as the first one. Be warned its not for the feint of heart.


Link: IMDB
Rating:
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