– 4 and a half out of 5 stars 

Thank goodness for re-releases/re-runs!

I suppose after sweeping the BAFTAs and gathering nine nominations for the upcoming Oscars, the theatres (Cathay and Shaw Lido) decided to run The Hurt Locker again.

The movie revolves around three members of the Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad in Baghdad. Their job is to disarm handmade bombs (IED – Improvised Explosive Devices) for the safety of both the Iraqis and Americans.

Apparently, when one is injured in an explosion, they are sent to the “hurt locker”. Majority of them are dead and pulverized, with only their helmet and dog tags as remains. While watching, you can really sense the bravery and dedication of the squad whenever they are on a mission. It’s not just one bomb waiting for them, and if it is, it’s a very potent bomb. It’s quite shocking to see so many IEDs laid on the streets, just waiting for someone to trigger the explosion. It just shows howmany of them are equipped with bomb-making expertise and it’s plain scary. There was a scene where a 12-year-old boy was cut up and a bomb planted in his dead body? My goodness. Ain’t I glad to be safe and sound in Singapore…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s