The Hurt Locker Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

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Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, 'The Hurt Locker' won the 82nd best picture award in 2008. It is a war thriller about an army bomb disposal team sent to Iraq. Our main character, Sergeant First Class William James (Jeremy Renner) is a team leader of a US army bomb disposal squad in Iraq War. In a household during an operation James finds a young boy's dead body with bombs planted on it. When the team is evacuating from there, Lieutenant Colonel John is killed in a bomb explosion. Only he detects no evidence for it. At the end of the film, James attempts to rescue an Iraqi man with explosives tied around his torso. James approaches, but there is nothing to do to save him. The man dies praying to God. Afterward, James is called upon for another mission. Later on this mission, James returns to his house and family.
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Best part of story, including ending: It is one of the many true war stories. A real brave soldier who tries to rescue men from being blown up in Iraq. A good motion picture worthy of winning the Academy award, and it did.

Best scene in story: When James tries to rescue the innocent man from being exploded, only there is nothing to do and the man dies.

Opinion about the main character: He left his family to serve his country. One night he finds that, serving his country is his actual passion. A real patriotic soul.

The review of this Movie prepared by Abid Hossen a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

Script Analysis of The Hurt Locker

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   Iraq I & II

Main Character

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


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Desert?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   land battles Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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