Lone Survivor: an American classic

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Lone Survivor: an American classic

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After being called the best war film since “Saving Private Ryan,” “Lone Survivor” came to the box office and did not disappoint.

The movie portrays four Navy SEAL’s, out in rugged Afghan, on a mission to find and kill a top Al-Qaeda leader. When things go wrong, the SEALs are left to fight for their lives, doing everything they can to escape from hundreds of enemy combatants.

The movie is based on a true story and is modeled after a book written by Marcus Lutrell. Lutrell was one of the survivors of this mission. The movie provides insight into the rigorous preparation and training that these elite soldiers have. It also develops the characters as real people, not just as big, hairy, American killing machines.

While this movie may lack the happy ending of a film like “The Patriot,” it says something different about America. To be honest, this movie is hard to watch. The things they have to do to survive are tough. But at the same time, it shows the resiliency of the American spirit. It shows that we as Americans are fighters. We take what life gives us and roll with the punches. And we never back down, and never give up, even until the last man is standing.

I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who is of age. Even with the violence and the language, this movie is a great one.  The movie inspired me, and made me realize everything that our troops do to preserve our freedom. If, by chance, you are a US soldier or a veteran and reading this, I want to say thank you, for everything you have done for this country. The rest of you, do your best to thank our troops. Go out of the way to show your appreciation, because they are risking their lives for you.

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