Sunday, December 9, 2012

Black Hawk Down

I’ve been meaning to see Black Hawk Down for quite some time. I like war films and mini-series (such as Letters from Iwo Jima and Band of Brothers), but I haven’t watched many that focus on modern-day wars. I tried to focus on the editing aspect of this film, because it is very prevalent throughout. I found the film’s manic editing to be kind of confusing and distracting. Half of the time I couldn’t tell who was on screen and who had just been killed. This may have been done on purpose to show the chaos and confusion that ensues when you’re actually in a war battle, but as a viewer I would’ve liked some more clarity. This really is a good film though, and it keeps you entertained because the action is relentless. 

1 comment:

  1. This movie consumed my soul; a slow process at first, but eventually I was completely taken. The combination of dynamic acting and explosive special effects blew my mind. The story, tragic as it was, still made me laugh from time to time. The light hearted humor is the sole attribute that made this movie anything but depressing. I would rate this film 8/10