I saw the movie Lone Survivor last night and I have to agree with everyone else who has seen it, it’s a must see. The story is incredible and I would say totally unbelievable if it wasn’t real. I can’t imagine in my wildest dreams being in a real life situation like that.
I did have a few issues with it though, don’t worry I’m not going to spoil anything if you haven’t seen it yet. But I will say that I think that Peter Berg did a mediocre job directing. I’m not going to go into specifics because I don’t want to ruin anything if you’re planning on seeing it but I think Katherine Bigelow (Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) would have been a much better choice. I think at times it was a bit to “Hollywood” in its action sequences which took away from the realism. Bigelow’s direction in The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty is, in my opinion the best war portrayal in cinema since Saving Private Ryan.
The other thing that bothered me was the casting of the film. Keeping in the “Hollywood” theme I think the cast seemed too “Hollywood” and I didn’t 100% buy the realism. Markie Mark is awesome but he wasn’t the best person for this role. I felt passionate enough to take the time and recast the 4 lead characters in the film and wanted to share my picks with you. Here you go….
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