The Hurt Locker ★★★★

I’ve seen the trailer for this movie about half a dozen times, and each time it’s left me with two thoughts: 
1) I want to see this movie. 
2) How do they make this a full movie?

Having now seen the full movie, my pre-trailer self is satisfied. This wasn’t exactly what I expected, but it was incredible nonetheless. My  heart was beating rapidly the whole time (just ask my wife). From the first scene, you’re ready for intensity the whole time. And even the unintense scenes leave you feeling tense. The faux-documentary style makes it seem that more real, which heightens Renner’s character and the obvious problems he poses. It’s by no means perfect, and I think the length is the first fault there. Coupled with some scenes that felt irrelevant and some that should’ve been explored, I made my own mental suggestions. Yet the way it builds and the scheduled monotony and daily dread and where it ends packs a whollop. 

To be concise, the bomb scenes are the best.