Hmm. It was good, but not nearly as good as I was expecting, given all the excellent reviews I’d read.
It was well made, it was well acted, but it didn’t seem to offer anything particularly new in the way it was put together, and for me the occasional slow motion shot didn’t help with the general tone of wobbly-gritty-news-o-vision. As if someone was determined to be harshly realistic but couldn’t resist going just the slightest bit Vin Diesel on its ass.
I like that it otherwise portrayed modern warfare as an admirably unglamorous, boring, terrifying, meaningless, random mess, but I’m not convinced it did anything that Generation Kill didn’t do way better.
Hmm. If I’d heard nothing about it I’d probably have been wowed, but given I’d heard so much, I was a little disappointed. Still good, though.