The Hurt Locker trailer: a film by Kathryn Bigelow about the world’s most dangerous job


The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

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Did you see this movie trailer on The film stars Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie. It’s in theaters on June 26, 2009. Watch it and tell me what you think.

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Here is my review of  Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker that I posted last summer from the Venice Film Festival (where our Catholic Jury -SIGNIS – gave it our Grand Prize). The film opens June 26, 2009 in the U.S. The Hurt Locker stars Jeremy Renner (among others such as Ralph Finnes and David Morse), currently in the new ABC series The Unusuals (full episodes)

The Hurt Locker


This Kathryn Bigelow film will go down in cinema history as part of the Iraqi war film genre. It follows three soldiers through their last month as a team that diffuses roadside bombs. The premise of the film is that war is addictive. It is relentless in its pursuit of getting the audience to experience even a little of what these soldiers, all male, go through and how once one of them gets home, he cannot settle. He has to go back to find meaning on his life. This film will not be commercially viable but in a few years it will be seen as an important investigation into the psyche of soldiering for a war with no reason, and into the banality of the military’s attempt as assuaging the impending tragedy of the lives of these soldiers. Hand-held camera…. Visceral.



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