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Movie Review: Gunner Palace

April 5, 2007

gunnerpalace.jpgIMDb.com sums the movie’s plot up best, “American soldiers of the 2/3 Field Artillery, a group known as the “Gunners,” tell of their experiences in Baghdad during the Iraq War. Holed up in a bombed out pleasure palace built by Sadaam Hussein, the soldiers endured hostile situations some four months after President George W. Bush declared the end of major combat operations in the country.

It’s a very interesting film, as it gives you a completely different perspective on the war in Iraq. The soldier’s are all so young, and they appear more as kids wearing army gear than hardened men of war. To hear their opinions on what is going on is actually quite sad. They joined the army to feel pride in fighting for their country, but what they are doing is not for their country at all. They are fighting to help the people of Iraq, most of which throw rocks and spit on them.

It was an eye opening documentary. The film was very well done, and it seemed like you were the eye behind the camera, and that you were actually there during everything that was going on. It was a very “first person” experience.

Overall, it was an informative, interesting, and very well put together film.

My Rating: 7.5/10

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