Friday, 20 February 2009

Black Hawk Down

This weeks film was a real treat since it's one of my favourite films. Black Hawk Down is about a mission that took place in Somalia, when the U.S. Rangers and Delta Force attempted to capture people associated with a renegade warlord. The mission goes horribly wrong when a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter is shot down and what was planned as capture mission turned into a rescue mission.The Film is beautifully directed by Ridley Scott. The way it is shot makes you think that every single shot was carefully planned out and shot, and this is evident in the special features disc. I'd really recommend everyone to watch the extras disc if you can get a hold of it. It shows the storyboarding phase well and all the preparation and thoughts that go into the film.

Black Hawk Down also features and A list cast, with the likes of Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett and William Fichtner, all of which attended a boot camp to ensure the all acted and moved like real soldiers.

The sound in this film is also exceptional, every shot, explosion and ricochet makes you feel a part of the whole experience, and at the end of the day, that's what it's all about.

I'm not going to go on and on about how great this film is, so I'll say one more it and be blown away.

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