Sunday, June 28, 2009

Movie Review ~ Hurt Locker

Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, is the raw story of Army specialist in Iraq who volunteer for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), one of the most dangerous jobs -- disarming road side bombs. At times the movie is a bit over the top with Maverick EOD specialist, Staff Sergeant William James, played by Jeremy Renner, but the movie is very suspenseful. Many times I found myself holding my breath waiting for a bomb to go off. Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty were also excellent rounding out the EOD team.

Last night the Landmark theater had a special screening with a Q&A with Jeremy Renner directly following. Jeremy spoke about the difficulty filming the movie in such intense conditions, 125 degree heat, trying not to pass out in the bomb squad gear, and filming an Indy film in Jordan -- Intense and Amazing.

In theaters now in Los Angeles and New York, in select theaters July 10

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