Monday, September 14, 2009
The Hurt Locker
By all accounts, "The Hurt Locker" is one of the most riveting movies made in the last few years. Released in June, it has a limited showing across the country. Here's a plea for it to be shown in Amarillo.
The movie is about technicians on a bomb squad in Iraq who volunteer for the Army's elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit. They battle insurgents and each other as they seek out and destroy roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad.
One person who saw it described it as like having a two-hour heart attack. On rottentomatoes.com., a clearinghouse for movie reviews, "The Hurt Locker" got 98 percent positive reviews, which is almost unheard of to get that high. Said the Milwaukee Journal: "If The Hurt Locker doesn't capture what it is like to serve and live in Iraq, no film ever will."
You would think this part of the country will get a movie like this. I hope so. I'd rather not wait until it's out on DVD.