Monday, January 27, 2014

A Review of Lone Survivor!

I had high expectations for the film, Lone Survivor.  It not only met them, but exceeded them.  The above video illustrates why.  Everyone that worked on the film, wanted to honor the real soldiers who died that day.  It's not often that you see loved ones of men that have died, be happy with a film that is done about their lives.

Mark Wahlberg was phenomenal and Taylor Kitsch did an amazing job.  Kitsch is best known for his role on Friday Night Lights as Riggins.  It's not often that a mother and daughter have a crush on the same guy, but that's what happened to my daughter and I when we watched Friday Night Lights.  Yet, Kitsch proved in Lone Survivor that he was a great actor, and could do more than play a hunky football player.

The film was very inspirational, and anyone that watches it without tearing up, doesn't have a heart.  It was a story of how dedicated American soldiers are to not only their country, but to each other.  Seeing what all of them persevered through and kept going, was amazing.  It inspired me in my own life, that when things get rough, I need to keep on going.


Mark Wahlberg played Marcus Luttrell who was the lone survivor.  Luttrell wrote the book about the true story that the film was based on.  I put the book on hold at the library, and can't wait to read it.

I give the movie 5 stars, I highly recommend it, and will be buying it as soon as it comes out on DVD.

Links:
Seeing My Friend Depicted in 'Lone Survivor' 
Lone Survivor: A Review
Two of My Favorite Men--Wahlberg and Hannity

Previous Movie Reviews:
World Trade Center
Obsession
We Are Marshall
Amazing Grace
The Help
Lincoln
Valkyrie
Iron Jawed Angels
Taking Chance
The True Story of Black Hawk Down
The Path to 911
Argo
Won't Back Down
Attack on Darfur




Friday, January 17, 2014

Two of my Favorite Men--Hannity interviews Mark Wahlberg!!



I was so excited to hear Mark Wahlberg on Sean Hannity's show today. (I went looking for the audio and this was the only video I could find that had it, but I don't support mofopolitics.)



I love Wahlberg, so hearing him on Hannity's show made my day.  Ever since they started showing previews for this movie, Lone Survivor, I have wanted to see it.

I love war movies, and to have it be based on a true story with Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Eric Bana in it, was too good to pass up.  I will be seeing it sometime in the next couple of days, so stay tuned for the review!!