mercredi 12 juin 2013

Jarhead — A war where soldiers do not fight makes for an interesting war movie — 8*/10

Jarhead is a good view of what a foot soldier feels like in a modern war with almost no guerrilla, man to man warfare or street fighting, which was the case in the first Gulf War.

The good. Excellent photography. Solid characters. Realistic interactions and situations.

The actors. Jake Gyllenhaal is perfect as the bright recruit. Peter Sarsgaard is just as good as the guy for whom being a marine is everything. Jamie Foxx once again sets aside his "thing" to give us a brilliant performance as the career under-officer. Other good mentions include: Brian Geraghty, Lucas Black, and Scott MacDonald

The bad. The drill sergeant is not credible enough.

The ugly. Nothing.

The result. A straight face view from the ground of the first Gulf War as well as soldier camaraderie.