So the clue is in the title and if you have yet so see the film then I don’t really need to tell you how it ends. It’s not an analogy or a metaphor to bedazzle the audience, it throws the spoiler right out there, so the audience is not anticipating a plot twist or narrative bending revelation. Based on the bestselling book by survivor Marcus Luttrell, the film tells the remarkable true story of Operation Red Wings, a failed 2005 U.S. mission to capture or kill Taliban commander Ahmad Shahd and his western world hating right hand man. The story starts at the end where we see our lone survivor US Navy SEAL, Marcus Luttrell played by Mark Wahlberg on a helicopter fighting for his life, through his flashbacks. It then takes us to how events unfolded three days prior to his nothing short of a miracle rescue. At Bagram Air Base, Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch) and Matt Axelson (Ben Foster) await their assignment which is to scope out Ahmad Shahd. Whilst fooling about entertaining one another, they welcome Shane Patton (Alexander Ludwig) into the ranks via an initiation ceremony, which involves dancing and reciting a Navy SEALs mantra. They receive the all clear and are transported to a mountain where they can scout the local village for their intended targets. Problems arises when the four SEALs, despite having carefully concealed themselves along the slopes of the mountain, are discovered accidentally by a trio of Afghan goatherds. Their surprisers happen to be an elderly man, a teenager and a young child. With their communications down they have no way of contacting base to inform Lt Erik Kristensen that the operation has been compromised. While these unarmed civilians do not appear connected with the Taliban, their hostility is readily apparent and the SEALs must decide whether to kill them which means breaking the Geneva convention and sparking an international outcry or to release them an hope for the best. After some heated discussions they decide to release them and retreat. Here we, the audience are faced a morality question, what would we do in such a situation? When they let them go, the speed and the fury that the teenager descends from the mountain, immediately spells trouble for our boys. They barely make it to the top to conceal themselves when we see Taliban shadows lurking in the trees, and then the… View Post