Genre Grandeur – The Hurt Locker (2008)

My contribution for movierob and the Genre Grandeur of War.
‘The Hurt Locker’ by Kathryn Bigelow (2008)

Here’s a review by Troy from The Review Club of the Best Picture Winner from 2009, The Hurt Locker for this month’s Genre Grandeur – War

If you don’t already follow his site, I strongly recommend that you check it out.

Next month’s Genre, chosen by Tom of Digital Shortbread will be space movies, so send me your reviews by 26th Sep to

Let’s see what Troy thinks about The Hurt Locker….

hurt_locker_ver3THE HURT LOCKER (2008)

Kathryn Bigelow’s 2008 movie set during the Iraq invasion is a force to be reckoned with. It firmly handles the effect of war and nicely focuses on a core section of an EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) unit letting the three main guys in this volatile surrounding bounce off one another. The themes of Army brotherhood, bomb terror and wars grip are dealt with in a devastatingly beautiful and suspenseful manner.

After an explosion…

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