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Black Hawk Down Movie Review Summary

Actors: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard

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American Army Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are dropped into Mogadishu, Somalia to capture a warlord and his henchmen. The mission goes as planned until two helicopters are shot down, turning a simple mission into an eighteen hour long life and death struggle between the soldiers and the Somali militia.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jake




In the capital city of Mogadishu, Somalia, about 100 members of the 3rd Battalion, 75th Rangers, and members of the Navy SEALs and Delta Force are helicoptered into the city to capture high ranking members of a strong warlord, who has been known to kill UN peacekeepers, and many of his own people. However, a helicopter (Black Hawk) goes down, and the forces are stuck in a deadly fight for survival in the middle of the world's most dangerous city.
The review of this Movie prepared by Eugene Kim




In 1993 100 delta force and American Rangers were dropped in Somalia to capture a warlord who was killing innocent people. However, their mission goes horribly wrong as they find themselves fighting for their lives.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer




In 1993, an elite group of US Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are sent to Somalia on a critical mission to capture a violent warlord whose corrupt regim has lead to the starvation of thousands of Somalis.
But when the mission goes terribly wrong, the men find themselves outnumbered and literally fighting for their lives.
The review of this Movie prepared by Julien K




A very vivid and realistic portrayal of the October 3rd, 1993 battle of Mogadishu in Somalia. A deadly shootout that developed into the largest firefight since the Vietnam War after two BlackHawk helicopters were shot down, and a simple mission turned into a rescue.
The battle ended with the eventual deaths of 18 of Americas most elite soldiers, and the wounding of 75 others, not to mention the killing of about 1,000 Somalis.
The movie is a graphic, ultrarealistic, and exciting thrill ride as it steers you through the entire battle. That is what is particularly so interesting about this movie, since it gives only a fair ammount of background information, and practically 80% of it is action.
Josh Hartnett, plays Sergeant Eversman, an Army Ranger who leads a particular group of Rangers into the city of Mogadishu, and then everything goes wrong.
Ewan McGregor plays a Ranger who is taken from behind a desk and placed in combat.
Overall I would have to say that this is one of the best movies that I have seen so far. The raw emotion and depth in this movie is incredible.
The special effects are splendidly done, especially the helicopter crash and numerous battel scenes and explosions.
If there was ever a movie to see on the big screen, this is it.

The review of this Movie prepared by Evan McKearn




This 2001 hit dramatizes the 1993 U.S. military disaster in Somalia, where two helicopters and 14 soldiers were lost in vicious and confused street fighting. Josh Hartnett stars as Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann, while Sam Shepard anxiously oversees the operation in the role of Maj. Gen. William Garrison. A huge cast of mostly unknowns fills out the rest of the players, although Ewan McGregor can be recognized while almost managing to subsume himself among the soldiers as Spec. Danny Grimes. The action is furious, exhilarating, and graphically violent, though the political implications are hard to follow and it's difficult to keep all the characters in order. But what do you expect from yet another Jerry Bruckheimer production?
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 70%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army War story:    -   escaping behind enemy lines

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Kind of violence:    -   air battles    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs Is this movie based on a    -   book

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