January 26th, 2011

gunbear

"Restrepo"

Tonight was another night of watching Oscar-nominated documentaries. This was another film currently available on demand on Netflix. This could also be in the running for a win since it deals with our soldiers in Afghanistan. It is a powerful look into the lives of servicemen on the front lines as they spend a year and a half fighting the Taliban. I cant help but compare this film to just about every movie made about Vietnam. The similarities are frightening. The big difference is that all of this is very real. The soldiers who get killed will not be appearing in a movie next year. If you liked "The Hurt Locker" you will love this documentary.