Although Black Hawk Down was a little gruesome for my liking, it was a powerful film. The film did a great job getting you acquainted with the characters in the beginning and throughout the movie so you felt just as torn when they were hurt or killed. I appreciated the cinematography and was awestruck by some of the more intense shots. The overhead shots of the landscapes were probably my favorite and more specifically, the shots of the copters flying over the beach. Overall, I'm very glad I watched this film even though I never would have chosen to watch it on my own!