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November 25, 2005

Jarhead

Here's the last movie for Movie Week. I've left this one for last because I really don't know what to say about this movie.

Jarhead is an unconventional war movie it follows and is based on the true story of Anthony Swofford. It starts off as any war movie does, the story of why a character joins the army, hazing, training and so on. Pretty intense stuff but nothing that isn't already in Platoon.

Jarhead takes place during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It follows Marine sniper team as they wait for action in the blistering heat of the Middle East desert for close to six months.

It was a very well executed movie, excellent directing and acting but leaves you wondering, why make a movie about a person that was in a war but never got a chance to fire his weapon?

I'm not saying that this is bad movie but that it just raises the question. It does show what happens to a person and how the experience changes them regardless of the action they see or dont, but the movie really doesn't get into it deeply enough to satisfy you from that perspective either.

I'm glad I saw it but I don't know if I could recommend it to anyone asking what movie they should go see. It will definitely be worth the price of the rental especially if they load it up with great commentaries and special features.

Posted by hypnobee at November 25, 2005 6:00 AM