“Lone Survivor” Review
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch, “Lone Survivor” tells a heroic event of four Navy SEALs based on true story.
Director Peter Berg did a fantastic job directing this movie. He really took the time to get exact details of what happened during the tragic event. The violence in the movie may be horrifying but heroic as well. The movie captures viewers attention from beginning to end and keeps the audience at the edge of their seat the whole time. Special effects were very realistic and the actors really took the time to get to understand the real people who went through this, according to Marcus Luttrell, a former United States Navy SEAL who actually went through this tragedy.
Audiences believe that this movie shows dedication and courage. The movie stays true to the actual events.
In 2005, these four Navy SEALs go on a mission into the Afghan mountains to capture a senior Taliban member who is hiding out in a remote village deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of the Kunar Province. The Navy SEALs hatch operation Red Wings, convinced that his capture or killing would turn the tide of the difficult war in favor of the United States.
Under the leadership of Lieutenant Michael Murphy (Kitsch), Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg), Matt Axelson (Foster), and Danny Dietz (Hirsch) reach their checkpoint and reach a hill that will give them a better vantage spot. After arriving at the location and getting a positive ID in their target, three wandering people from the village catch the soldiers off guard. The soldiers don’t know what to do with the captured shepherds but Lt. Murphy decides to let them free and abort the mission and retreat to their extraction point. After letting the shepherds free, the four navy SEALs find themselves surrounded by dozens of Taliban soldiers and engage in a fierce gunfight.
Audiences give the movie five stars for the brutally beautiful tribute to the men killed during Operation Red Wing. Everything in the movie felt realistic. The movie can be seen at The Grand 10 – Fort Bliss, Premiere Cinema El Paso Bassett + IMAX, Cinemark El Paso, Carmike 16 – El Paso, Cinemark Tinsletown USA and XD, Cinemark East Montana and XD.