Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lone Survivor - 紅翼行動

Lone Survivor (紅翼行動) is an 2013 film. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Eric Bana. The movie is based on an 2007 novel of the same name.

A four man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team is tasked to track down and to kill an Taliban leader named Ahmad Shah. The go into the hills above a village to identify Ahamd Shah. However, they are discovered and a long drawn out stand off happens. As you can tell from the title of the film, only one member of the four man surveillance team makes it back alive.

The movie was a mild box office hit due to the time it was released. The film was released during January, generally a slow time of the year. It started a limited release run during Christmas of 2013. But did most of its business in 2014.

What did I think of the film? It was slow to start and bit of a let down at the end. But entertaining for the most part. It shouldn't be compared to American Sniper in any way shape or form. But it is a war time movie and it does go into a bit that war is not good.

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