"Movies like this remind us of how the men and women within the armed forces put it all on the line to make sure we get home safe"
When reporting stories in hostile environments, it's always good practice to proceed with caution. Unfortunately, some journalists don't realize that they're in over their heads, until they're in over there heads. Elsa Casanova is one such journalist who is in over her head, but in her case, she just might lose it! That is unless the "Special Forces" can find her in time, but will it be enough?
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"Special Forces" is one of those movies that's not quite top tier production, but it has enough story and rapid gun-fire to hold your attention.. Diane Kruger plays the main character, Elsa, who doesn't know when to let a story end, especially when riding it out can get her killed.
You ever notice how in a lot of movies, there's always someone that tells the protagonist to "Go or "Leave" and they just don't listen? This is the idea that the film's based on and it's involvement of a special ops team makes it easy to overlook the journalist's stupidity. Djimon Hounsou stars as one of the members on the special forces team that breaks his back trying to save this dim-witted journalist. He doesn't literally break his back, but some of the situations the team encounters could have easily been avoided if Elsa had just listened to fair warning.
Why didn't she just listen? Well for one, if she listened then we wouldn't have a movie to review now would we(lol)? So, Elsa's stupidity aside, the special forces are summoned to help her out of a jam that is "FUBAR". They must enter hostile terrain, acquire the target and hope that they can extract her without bringing too much heat on top of them. One problem though. The man holding the top to Elsa's "Jam" is Zaief(Degan), a ruthless warlord that will stop at nothing to ensure that Elsa remains close to his side.
Boy is she ever glad for the special forces because it's their efforts that even give her half a chance of making it out alive. Although, in taking on the task of cleaning up Elsa's error, the team unleashes the wrath of Zaief and this where the movie truly begins....
As we stated above, "Special Forces" is not a top tier production, but it's quality entertainment. Movies involving Special Forces always seem to find a way into the our hearts, as they show heroic efforts made to protect civilian life. A soldier's training can prepare them to suffer many hardships without the slightest wince or grip, but a lot of us on the other hand, wouldn't be caught 100 miles from some of their hostile work environments. So, if you're Special Ops or even just in the Armed Forces, we salute because without you, a lot of this wouldn't be possible.
Just imagine having to read this review by candlelight or better yet, reading a book because the government didn't allow movie theaters? Now, there are some places like this that exist within the world we live, but hopefully they have access to the internet, at the very least. You see that's the amazing thing about the armed forces, they are able to prompt change within the unwilling, the immovable, the mule. Can you think of any situations in the world that you would like to see military action taken?
Well, we didn't mean to go off on a political tangent, but that's what happens when you watch film that inspire ideas or creativity. Isn't that the purpose of a movie? To make one think?
Just got the gesture to wrap up the review, so we will end on these words. "Special Forces" is an entertaining movie to watch if you're a fan of highly trained soldiers kicking hostile tail until the leather wears off their soles. Thanks for reading!
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