Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Hurt Locker

So we can check another Best Picture Nominee of our list. There are three we still haven't seen: An Education, A Serious Man and Precious. We did watch The Hurt Locker last night which I've only heard good things about as well.

It's definitely an on-the-edge-of-your-seat type movie. Since the movie deals with military bomb technicians, you're constantly waiting for something to explode. At least that was my feeling for the first 40ish minutes of the movie. I found the job of disarming bombs more fascinating than the character development of the movie. Not that the storyline itself wasn't any good. The main character is definitely a cowboy and I didn't know whether to like him or dislike him. It's an interesting look, if at all accurate, into these unsung heroes of war.

Of course I like these types of stories - people that don't get as much recognition in high profile events: bomb technicians, spies. People like that. Speaking of which, I recently finished a book about a real-life double agent spy in World War II for England and Germany. Great read. Love that kind of stuff. Anyone have any good suggestions like that for my next read?


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  2. It's Agent Zig Zag. I'll mail you the book if you want to borrow it.