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Lone Survivor (2013)
Poor war movie. (spoilers)
Even tho i don't like war movies(especially American ones), I decided to watch this movie with my friends. I didn't expect a 10/10 movie, of course, but I hoped for and average and thrilling movie. And what did i get? One of the worse movies i watched in years, and yes-its that bad. I would say movie started well, nothing special but a fine start. Seemed to me my expectations will be fulfilled, and I'm about to watch a potential 7/10. But then,after no character development, no plot background or setting, 15 minutes into the movie a group of 4 marines goes on a "stealth mission", poor deal of information being given to watchers what the mission is about. This movie is supposed to make you feel for the marines, make you want them survive but yet it has no character development and no charisma - only long ass boring shooting scenes. Its directed and written so bad, but I wont really talk on that much. And the realism? Thats like the crown on this poor movie. I mean, at one moment those marines had enough lead in their bodies from bullets and shrapnel's that in one moment in the movie i thought that a helicopter should fly over them with a big magnet and they would all be rescued... And actually, that would be the most logical thing in the movie. Fall over a cliff 3 times, hit your head against 3 rocks while being wounded 4 times? No problem, still alive and able to shoot. RPG cant lock on airplanes/helis and yet it knocks down a 2 propelled heli. There are many more illogical actions, but i wont waste my time explaining them all.. You got the point
The last thing is that this movie is a classical American propaganda movie- hence its rated so well on imdb(7.7 rating). People watch this, and cheer for marines, hoping tali-bans will all die and marines will get out safe, thinking tali-bans are the bad guys-when the Americans are invading their country. Wouldn't you defend your country the same way if someone invaded it and is trying to kill you and your family? -And no, I'm not from Afghanistan or anything like that, I'm just sick of this American politic propaganda and manipulation over people. All can be summarized in just 5 minutes of this movie- If you really think that in real life marines would free 3 tali-bans like that, knowing that in the next 5 minutes 300 tali-bans will be chasing them - you need to think over and you probably belong to that group of people that will enjoy this movie.
So to conclude, this is one bad movie. However if you are murican, you will probably like it- so go ahead and enjoy it. For me, a poor 2/10- only for Mark Wahlberg and decent effects and makeup.