Movie pick: Lone Survivor (M18)

Cinema Still : Lone Survivor

This film is not at all what I expected.

I assumed it would be propaganda, but it is not. Not really.

Based on a true story, it is about a group of Navy seals - Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch - who free some prisoners while on a mission in the Afghanistan mountains.

The prisoners then alert the Taleban, and our heroes end up having to flee from dozens of bearded dudes with guns.

I thought Lone Survivor would end up looking like a recruitment film for the US military, but anyone who actually wants to become a soldier after watching this is BONKERS.

It is basically just a bunch of guys running through the woods getting shot at again and again.

It is heart-pumping, sure, but also terrifying and pointless.

I'd rather not be shot, thanks.

jjohnson@sph.com.sg


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