I was extremely excited about this movie and couldn't wait for it to hit theaters. That being said I ended up leaving the theater in disappointment.
The film moved at too slow of a pace for a war film and the score was pretty weak. After one of the trailers had a Hans Zimmer song playing in it I was hoping for a another good Hans Zimmer score but apparently not. Maybe the score wasn't as bad as I make it out to be but it was no where near up to par for Hans who has done such great scores recently, "Black Hawk Down" or “Gladiator” to name a few.
The acting performances were pretty good for the most part. I especially enjoyed the performance of Monica Bellucci. I thought her character was by far the most interesting character in the film. I had only seen one movie that had Monica Bellucci in it before “Tears of the Sun”, “The Brotherhood of the Wolf.” Her performance in “Brotherhood” was outstanding and I can’t wait to see Monica in “The Matrix Reloaded.”
Overall I give "Tears of the Sun" **1/2
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