Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lone Survivor

With Sharon in New York with Janie, I watched Lone Survivor Saturday night after we got home from Almanor as an HD rental on the AppleTV.

The film is based on the 2007 nonfiction book by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. Set during the war in Afghanistan, Lone Survivor dramatizes the failed United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings. This operation tasked a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team with tracking Taliban leader Ahmad Shah.

I enjoyed the movie, but was distracted by the scenery. It was filmed in the mountains of New Mexico. There are a large parts of the movie where the terrain was heavily wooded. I kept wondering if any of Afghanistan was that heavy wooded?!? All of the pictures of a Afghanistan portray a bunch more desolate country than seemed to be shown in the movie…

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