Saturday, January 21

Film: Jarhead Click for more info

Atypical (in my opinion, anyway) war movie about the life of a marine from joining to the end of his first participation in war. Often humourous and sometimes serious, yet I think the intention was to make it as "real" (in both italics and quotation marks) as possible.

I'm not sure whether it succeeded in this or not (I've never been to a war myself), but Jarhead did have a certain freshness I've not seen before in many films of the same topic. Having said that, the cliches soon catch up toward the end of the film, and if it wasn't for that this might have been one of my favourite films this year.