Sunday, February 1, 2009

Black Hawk Down

It is unfair to compare this movie with Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg's enduring classic which deserves to stand on a pole of its own.

Ridley Scott deserves credit for enacting a movie that is both a cinematic adrenaline rush and an enduring epic drama where human emotions run deep, where the nobility of the human spirit is once again laid bare in dire circumstances.

Film editing, cinematography, and Hans Zimmer's haunting score all make up to give one hell of a cinematic time that is sure to last on the viewer's mind far far longer than its somewhat short two-hour running time.

Shot in nightmarish tones and hues, the film is like one hell of a lucid dream sequence which makes it one of my all-time favorite films.


Black Hawk Down

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