Monday, January 13, 2014

Lone Survivor


I just saw this movie in the theaters and there are no words to really express what a powerful, emotional, brutal, raw and heartbreaking film this is!  If you don’t know about it – it’s the story of the failed 2005 mission in Afghanistan of four Navy SEALS whose mission it was to find and capture a Taliban leader.  Things go horribly wrong when goat herders cross their paths and they have to choose what to do with them.  Also, the radio contacts with the base failed and they were left alone to face the Taliban by themselves.  As the title suggests, only one of them makes it out alive, barely, and that was Leading Petty Officer Marcus Luttrell.  This is his story of the fight for their lives and the death of his fellow SEAL mates and friends.  This movie is larger than life on the big screen and you witness the most extreme brutalness of the rugged country in which they were fighting in and what they endured.  It is heartbreaking to see the deaths of his fellow friends, Michael Murphy, Danny Dietz and Matt “Axe” Axelson.  As this movie ended, not one person in the theater said anything- there was just a revered silence for the men who lost their lives serving their country.  I believe this is an important film to see for what it stands for.  For more detailed information, you can also read the book with the same title. 

1 comment:

  1. Great review, Christy. This film was heartbreaking but also reassuring to know we have such brave men and women defending us and valuing life even during wartime.

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