review by Kris Williams
I have never been
as scared during a war movie as I was during Black Hawk Down. Not the kind of
scared where I had to look away in fright, but the kind of scared that made
me wish I was watching a science fiction movie. I left the theater forgetting
war existed, and then got a headache remembering that it did.
A big problem I
had with Black Hawk Down was that it was so confusing. There seemed to be pretty
poor character development, and there were alot of characters to develop. Half
the time I didn't know who was who or where they were supposed to be. It was
hard because there was battle throughout the entire film so it was loud and
people were screaming and I could hardly decifer the names. There were too many
soldiers to know which one they were talking about, but I got the gist of what
was going on through context clues and common sense.
The only thing
I did know was that I was supposed to be rooting for the Americans. I know Joe
commented on how the story was told in a one-sided fashion. I agree, but I'm
not really sure if I think there is something wrong with that or not. I think
it has its place in this kind of movie.
All in all this film definitely had me emotionally involved the entire time, i liked it, but it wasn't anything amazing. I doubt i'll be purchasing it when it comes out on dvd.