Monday, March 8, 2010

The Hurt Locker

What does Hurt Locker mean? Well, it means to be in a place with a lot of pain, or harmful box...basically Mike told me that if you were near a bomb and it went off, you would be in a Hurt Locker or in a lot of pain. I know that Mike would kill me if he knew I was posting on this, even though he will find out, I thought as an EOD wife I should clear some air about the movie. I am glad and interested that it won best picture at the Oscars. Didn't really expect that. We watched the movie in Jan and I thought it was good...very different and interesting. The main character is one of those guys on the team that you would hate to have. No teamwork, in it for himself. Even though he disarms all these crazy bombs, he is ignorant as to how it is affecting the rest of the team. In this I find it unrealistic. Now, don't get me wrong, I am sure those kinds of bombs exist and those situations have happened before, but there are protocols and certain ways to disarm the bombs, not just "lets go!". Anyways, I don't know enough about the EOD job to say anything important...just a wife! One thing that did scare me about the whole movie is what seemed like a lack of security. I mean, Mike and many other techs are out in the open disabling bombs while the Iraqi people can watch and sometimes video tape! I don't know what it is like there, but I pray there is more security than what I saw! I think it is a neat movie, however, I know Mike would disagree...and I can understand how frustrating would it be for me to watch one of the only movies about motherhood that totally misrepresented the whole thing! It was a good action movie and had a lot of intense scenes! Mike said they did represent the country and location fairly accurately. Let me know what you guys think if you have seen it!


Kelly said...

I haven't seen it, but was wondering if you guys had! Actually, I think I said to Chuck, "Elissa sould NOT see that movie!" HAha! You are so much braver than me! I'm curious now, so we'll probably rent it. I'll let you know what we think!

Joey&Casey said...

I think you already know that we saw it. I figured it probably portrayed some things accurately and then other things were probably misrepresented which is a very Holly wood thing to do. What parts did Mike feel like were portrayed wrong? It was a really good movie overall though! Heavy, eye opening but, good.

Lindsey said...

Brandon and I watched this movie about a month ago and I thought it was pretty intense.