I first saw this film at the cinema when it was released and my eyes was glued to the screen. The story in this film is just purely amazing.
Marcus Luttrell and his team of guys is out on a mission in the mountains of Afghanistan to capture or kill a notorious Taliban leader. But when they are doing their reckon a couple of goat farmers stumble on them but the men set on setting them free and keep going. Before they know it – an army of Taliban’s with HEAVY weaponry comes after them and they will have to fight for their lives. They run, getting shot, losing fingers, breaking legs. A rescue team are being sent out for them but they get shut down. The boys are left to fight for themselves. One by one they get taken down and Marcus have to fight for himself. Marcus gets help from a tribe who are peaceful and just want the Taliban’s to go away. They keep Marcus safe while they send one of their own to the American’s base for help.
The tribe that helped him did so because of an 2,000 year old code of honor – Pashtunwali. It requires a tribe to undertake the responsibility of safeguarding an individuals against his enemies and protecting him by all cost.
This story is powerful, it make you cringe due to the gunfight and excellent details in injuries and blood. But it’s a story that has to be told. This event happened in real live, June 2005. So if you haven’t seen this yet, watch it. You won’t regret it. Expect tearing up 90% of the film.
You see actors like Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitch, Emile Hirch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Alexander Ludwig, Rich Ting and many more.