ซีรี่ย์จีน compares the Oscar-winning, hard-hitting Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker. It stars Jeremy Renner (28 weeks later) as Sergeant First Class William James, an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) bomb disposal expert, who’s been sent into Bravo Company, at Camp Victory. We join the movie as Staff Sergeant Matt Thompson played by Guy Pearce (Memento) along with Sergeant JT Sanborn played by Anthony Mackie (Half Nelson), and Specialist Owen Eldrigde played by Brian Geraghty (Bobby), want to disarm an IED, that has been put there to kill and maim as many civilian and military personnel as you can, Thompson is the bomb expert whilst the other two soldiers are to watch out for any problems, i.e. anyone interfering also to keep the people relatively safe. Unfortunately things don’t go as planned, and James soon joins Bravo Company.

However his innovative or carefree (as his fellow soldiers regard it) methods at bomb disarming don’t go too well with Sanborn and Elridge, there’s a memorable scene where Elridge tells considered one of his commanding officers, after he asks how he could be doing, he says that his team leader is inspired, and mentions sarcastically that his team leader is going to get him killed, the commanding officer, mentions he shouldn’t be having most of these thoughts, that war is really a one in a lifetime opportunity, as Elridge looks distantly, the crowd cannot help wondering in the indirect sarcasm because statement, as Elridge tells asks him if he knows how it’s he and the other men do daily, his commanding officer states he has experienced his time around the field, to which Elridge sarcastically asks “Where was “? Matters come to a heated exchange when James attempting to disarm a bomb, that’s extremely complicated, removes his bomb suit, to have comfortable, as he puts it “If I am going to die today I might too die comfy”, even going in terms of to get rid of his radio as Sanborn constantly tells him that there are “too many eyes” watching them and the’ve to move.

We have a little glimpse at the difficult problems facing the military in Iraq, trying to liaison while using local population (you will find there’s charming boy who sells DVDs that has made friends by incorporating in the soldiers; nicknamed Becks; who James gets friendly with a game of soccer, along with the ice is broken over his namesake, Beckham, though the boy states he is superior to Beckham), often meeting language barriers, and in the same time not looking to seem dictatorial, but requiring these to keep at a safe distance since they attempt to do their job. The acting in the Hurt Locker is top-notch completely, and also the movie is shot almost documentary style, with close-ups in the soldiers along with the mass of emotions they go through during many tense moments. You can see why this may be the first movie to have a woman, Kathryn Bigelow winning the Best Director Oscar.