My friend Abhaya often watches movies via satellite TV and when he sees something that he believes will appeal to me, will ask me to see it too. Lone Survivor is one such movie that he had asked me to see a while ago but I could not find the time to see it on a DVD though I got one immediately after his advice.
Let me straight away say that I enjoyed watching it. It is a very unusual film for various reasons and I shall list the reasons below.
It is based on a true story.
It is an action movie where the action overrides bringing out acting skills. The four main players are under utilised. Their characters are not allowed to be developed as in a normal film.
Overall direction, camerawork and editing is supreme.
The central message, the hospitality code of the Afghan, or at least that is what I thought it was, has little to say for it in the overall scheme of things.
If you are comfortable with such a presentation, a movie worth spending a couple of hours on at home.