Jarhead (2005): Sam Mendes
I’m trying something new here at The Exploder: reviewing an inaction action movie. Jarhead tells the story of Anthony Swofford, eventual private, in the US Marin Corps during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
It’s a long story for a short war, as it kicks off at Camp Pendleton in 1989, two years before the fight against Saddam “Insane,” as one character refers to him.
Strange thing is, Jarhead is perhaps the only war movie in which the main character doesn’t fire a shot.
ONE SENTENCE PLOT SUMMARY: A young Marine sniper survives the Gulf War without sniping anyone. Continue Reading