JMT wrote:Caught this over the weekend. Probably Michael Bay's best movie. Typically Bay overdone visuals, but done in a more serious fashion.
Similar to Black Hawk Down, you marvel at bravery while shaking your head in disbelief at the stupidity of bureaucracy. You get images for a battle you've only heard about, but it does not try to explain everything. You walk away wondering, why didn't help arrive sooner?
A lot of people thought this was going to be a takedown of the harridan, but in fact it was a takedown of the whole entire establishment bureaucracy. It was about as apolitical as a movie on a politically-charged topic can be.
Visually it was great, and the story was fantastic as well. Though I did laugh when I saw that they were driving around in up-armored Benzes rather than Toyotas like they did in reality. Bay even has to glitz up a war story.