A story about this — 3 years ago
Danger can be narcotic. War is the ultimate danger zone. And being on a bomb squad in a war is the most insane rush of all, if it doesn’t kill you.
There is much to like about Kathryn Bigelow’s portrayal of this situation. She manages to keep the viewer on edge throughout the film. A bomb could go off at any moment, and quite often it does. You never know who is a “friendly” and who is a suicidal explosion waiting to go off. Yet the worst wounds inflicted are psychological and emotional, not physical.
This is not the kind of film I would normally seek out, but the power of the Academy Awards is compelling. Worth watching, even if you have to do so with one eye shut a lot of the time.