Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hurt Locker Release Date Set

"The Hurt Locker" for the last year and a half has been doing it's rounds on the film festival circuit, but Summit Entertainment has finally given the intense military film a solid release date. The film will explode into theaters June 26th 2009.

"The Hurt Locker" does not hold back in any way and is a brutal look into an elite Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal team in present-day Baghdad that fights an onslaught of bombs and snipers. The film is based on recent real events from declassified Army intelligence. I had the opportunity to see this film last year and absolutely loved it. The film is extremely intense throughout and is a gripping account of what our United States military have faced in Baghdad, furthermore the mindset these brave soldiers must mantian in order to survive on a daily basis.

The film stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, David Morse, Christian Camargo and is directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Jeremy Renner won at this year's Independant Spirit Awards for Best Male Lead in "The Hurt Locker" as did Anthony Mackie for Best Supporting Male. The film has also won Camerimage and Venice Film Festivals in 2008. This is a film that all Americans should see.

What say you? Will you see "The Hurt Locker"? Are you ready to face what dangerous situations our U.S. soldiers are put in? Strikeback...