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    "Tears of the Sun" Talkback *spoilers!*

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    Release Date: March 7, 2003
    Studio: Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios
    Director: Antoine Fuqua
    Starring: Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser, Tom Skerritt, Paul Francis, Fionnula Flanagan, Eamonn Walker, Johnny Messner, Charles Ingram, Chad Smith, Malick Bowens, Akosua Busia, Nick Chinlund, Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy, Peter Menseh

    Plot Summary: Bruce Willis stars as Lt. A.K. Waters, the loyal veteran officer of a Navy S.E.A.L unit. When he's sent into the heart of Africa, the usually hard-bitten Waters finds himself deeply conflicted at having to choose between following orders and the dictates of his own conscience. Lt. Waters travels to war-torn Nigeria to rescue Dr. Lena Kendricks (Bellucci), a U.S. citizen who runs a mission in the countryside. But when Lt. Waters arrives Dr. Kendricks refuses to abandon the refugees under her care. She implores Waters to escort them on a dangerous trek through the dense jungle to the nearby border of Cameroon. During the journey, the S.E.A.Ls find themselves the unwitting guardians of a man sought by the rebel militia. This further endangers their already hazardous mission. But all the while it strengthens resolve to protect Lena -- for whom he has unexpectedly developed feelings -- and the refugees, and to deliver them safely across the border.

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    Bruce Willis is back in this military action flick.

    Post away and vote if you've seen this movie.

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    I'll go ahead and post to say that I went in expecting to see a standard army action flick, something along the lines of your typical Jungle Warfare flick (cause I had hear very little about this movie, and didn't know what to think). But this movie rocks!

    Not on an action level, (though it has plenty of that) but on a drama level. You really feel for what these characters and what they had to go through by the end of this movie. I went in expecting something cheesy like an Arnold or Stalone flick, but Willis proves that he's still the ultimate tough guy in all of Hollywood.

    The level of military realism in the final scenes is right up there with the opening of Saving Private Ryan, or with the best scenes of "We Were Soldiers". Very intense stuff.

    And the message at the end was so perfect. As the screen goes to black, the words from the classic quote come up on the screen: "The only thing needed for Evil to flourish is for Good men to do nothing."

    Or something very similar to that.

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    I meant to make this thread last nite. Oh well.

    I thought it was great, although it moved a little slow in some parts. I give it 3 1/2 stars.

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    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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    Originally posted by turkish
    Her performance in “Brotherhood” was outstanding and I can’t wait to see Monica in “The Matrix Reloaded.”
    Same here. I didn't even know she was going to be in it until a few days ago.

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