The Hurt Locker
Deserves the nomination for the Academy Award.
US Army Staff Sergeant Will James is a tough renegade. His buddy, Sergeant JT Sanborn and others are about to spend the last few weeks in the sands of Iraq. James is not just a bomb defusing expert, but a man with an amazing gift of tackling the job with bravery and a matter- of-fact attitude that frustrates his comrades, but also impresses them as well. Few movies can capture the emotions and intensity of war the way The Hurt Locker does. The photography of this movie is stunning and mesmerizing. We move from one gut wrenching scene to another one and feel the anticipation of an IED explosion, hoping it never happens.
American soldiers went to Iraq and carried out their duties. No other movie has captured that until now. An instant war movie classic that in my opinion deserved at least the nomination for the academy award. I will wait to pass judgement on whether it deserved to win over The Blind Side after I have seen the film.