Saturday, August 1, 2009

Movie: Hurt Locker

We saw Hurt Locker last week at the State Theater. I am not sure it is *quite* as good as the hype would have it, but it is very good indeed and worth seeing. It has a mostly realistic feel about it, though without the long periods of waiting and boredom that combat includes. The movie works as either a surprisingly thoughtful war movie or a surprisingly violent character study. The grocery store scene alone is worth the price of admission.