The Director's Chair
I was going to make this post about the movie Patriots Day and what I thought about the film. Instead, I am going to give my thoughts on the director Peter Berg as he has been extremely consistent. I get a chance to suggest 4 great films in one post, films that get better and better one after the other. I am going to get straight to the point with each, I suggest watching the films to get a first-hand look at why Peter Berg is definitely a director to watch these days. For starters, Berg’s films are full of action, explosions, guns, and great story lines that move quickly, there’s never a dull moment.
- Battleship,: Released in 2012, is a film about extraterrestrials who arrive on planet earth to attack and steal resources, in the process, they destroy the radar system on two navy ships. To retaliate American and Japanese force join together in an attempt to fight off the aliens and regain control of the planet. –14 KARAT GOLD RATING
- Lone Survivor,: Released in 2013, based on the book of the same name, is the story of Seal Team 10, an eyewitness account of operation redwing. Sniper Marcus Luttrell played by Mark Wahlberg and 3 others of his seal team go on a mission to capture and terminate Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. For an honest depiction of what it looks like for a soldier to fight for his life, this is a must see. –18 KARAT GOLD RATING
- Deepwater Horizon,: Released in 2016, is a film based on the worst oil spill on record in the US. In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, an offshore drilling rig, erupted in flames and blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, 11 people perished in the disaster. Mark Wahlberg plays engineer, Micheal Williams, the oil rigs engineer. This movie is loaded with action-packed excitement and amazing special effects. –24 KARAT GOLD RATING
- Patriots Day, Released in 2016, is a film based on the aftermath of the Boston, Massachusetts marathon bombing in 2013. Mark Wahlberg plays Sgt. Tommy Saunders, a first responder determined to bring the pair of suspected terrorist to justice. The entire cast did a great job with their portrayal of law enforcement racing against time to bring closure to the marathon victims. In closing, Lots of action and shootouts, a must see. –18 KARAT GOLD RATING