Tears of the Sun (2003)
USA / English
"He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them. "Bruce Willis plays a Special-Ops commander who leads his team into the jungle of Nigeria to rescue a doctor played by Monica Belluci who will only go with them if they agree to rescue 70 refugees too.
Very worthwhile movie...give it a try.
Hmmm...where do I start? Should I point out to a recent reviewer, who
sarcastically pointed out that Nigeria has an air force and could have
bombed the group fleeing through the jungle, that the "bad guys" are rebels,
not government forces? Since the rebels just killed everyone in the
President's family, they probably scared off the government pilots, too.
And since when was a movie so horribly, horribly bad because it couldn't be
filmed in the actual location? So what if this was filmed somewhere other
than Nigeria? And so what if the music was not "authentic Nigerian music"?
I don't remember a title card at the beginning of the movies saying it's a
National Geographic documentary.
This is a good movie. Less action than many war movies and less thought
than some political dramas. There are good and bad people of all races.
There's tension and there are explosions and gunfire. There is ample
opportunity to reflect on what mankind is capable of doing to each other for
Give it a chance and I think you'll enjoy it. Better yet, I think you'll be
sombered by it.
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