The Hurt Locker is a different kind of fictional action film: bomb technicians don’t run much, instead moving millimeters at a time. 🙂
The film did a good job of inserting the audience into a different world, the Iraqi urban battlefield. It was a real eye-opener to see what conditions are like over there, especially for EOD personnel.
I found myself questioning why the USA was still trying to help a people so misguided and confused as to continue planting 1,000 bombs per month in their own country, while their own government was asking for assistance in transitioning to a democracy.
The film is still au courant, as the war in Afghanistan continues to spiral out of control, and we have the same communication issues as in Iraq.
There are several gripping scenes throughout the film that make it an exciting ride.
I highly recommend seeing the film at least once.