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#4 of 2009: The Hurt Locker

War is a dangerous drug to be addicted to.

War is a dangerous drug to be addicted to.

Kathryn Bigelow’s film The Hurt Locker opens by using a quotation that reveals its thesis:  “The rush of battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.”

While the plot of the film revolves around how the drug of war affects Sergeant First Class William James (impressively played by Jeremy Renner), I found my focus being brought to the other members of his bomb detonation team: Sergeant JT Sanborn (Anthony Mackie being used to his full potential) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty).

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