Marcus Luttrell’s “Lone Survivor” is an awesome read. It’s one of the best war books I’ve read, and from the looks of it, Peter Berg’s movie version does it justice. There are a couple of bits I’ve already seen via the trailer that I know Berg has changed for the movie, but I guess those are things you have to do for a wider audience. The guts of the film, though, looks intact, though people expecting the mountain fight to take up the whole movie will be a bit disappointed. That’s actually only the beginning.
The bulk of the Luttrell book is what happens AFTER, and that doesn’t really show up in the trailers, or this featurette, which features heartbreaking interviews with the parents of the dead SEALs. Definitely worth a watch.
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana.
Opening first this December 25 in Los Angeles and New York, before expanding wide on January 10, 2014.
Via : IMDB