Skip to comments.First look: Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell in ‘Lone Survivor’ film
Posted on 08/02/2013 7:24:33 AM PDT by Errant
AOLs Moviefone has the first preview trailer of Lone Survivor, the film adaptation of retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrells first-hand account of a compromised 2005 special-ops mission that left three of Luttrells four-man team dead, as well as 16 other U.S. soldiers who attempted a daring rescue, and his harrowing tale of survival deep in enemy territory.
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I’ll be checking that out in January.
Bought the book, but didn’t get to far yet. I have a habit of getting busy and leaving books unread or unfinished.
The beginning was extremely compelling and sobering. I need to get back to it.
Same, and for me, that’s a rare event anymore...
Loved the book. It’s an amazing story! May just have to read it again prior to the movie. Just heard Beck say that Luttrell said it was accurate and that he threatened to kill anyone who screwed it up. ;)
Myself as well. It’s too pricey nowadays.
That, and the movies for the last few years suck, IMO.
Agreed, most haven’t been good. The last two movies I saw in theaters were Skyfall and Act of Valor.
Mostly I wait for the DVD to appear at Redbox, but even those are becoming few, because of the quality. I have Netflix and if it wasn't for old, foreign and a few good TV series, I cancel it.
Only movie I thought he was really good in was The Fighter. Christian Bale was even better.
Too bad they couldn’t find an actor to play him.
Prometheus...worst Ridley Scott movie ever. I’m a big Scott fan as well.
Netflix or Hulu Plus are good bargains.
Christian Bale was awesome in American Psycho.
I thought he was great as Bob Lee Swagger.
Wahlberg was outstanding in “The Departed.”
More to do with the times we live in than their character.
It would be hard to find someone to play Audie Murphy. That essence of manhood is extinct. The closest anyone has come in recent memory to accurately portraying the attitudes of those times was Tom Hanks, and he did extensive research and talked to many surviving WWII Vets. Sadly, they're disappearing daily.
Would really love to see a movie based on Hathcock's service, if done right!
Oh, SO cool!
Did not know Wahlberg was in this...
Will def go see this, fer sure....
Considering he and three other guys practically wiped out 200 taliban fighters by themselves I’d take that threat seriously.
I will also have to read his book again, couldn’t put it down the first time.
Don’t know why he didn’t just portray himself.
Cool. Let me know if it’s good.
I love Wahlberg in “Shooter”
Especially the final scenes when he got into it with John McCain.
I think he’s mighty banged up still.
Shooter was OK, but the book and Hunter’s Bob Lee is so much better.
Still I couldn’t pass up a movie where Danny Glover gets smoked.
A lot of this was filmed in the Manzanos down the road from me and the Sangre de Cristos near Santa Fe. Good to know New Mexico is a “body double” for Afghanistan. ;)
Btw, to all, if you're not watching Beck's documentary right now on the Blaze TV, about the show in Salt Lake, you're missing something truly inspiring...
God’s country, as long as you have water on your land!
Sounds like Luttrell and other SEALs were onhand to make sure the movie is as accurate as possible. Definitely on my list of films to see in the new year.
Wells still going OK, but I’ve had less than 3” of rain this year.
Yes, and this is one that I also plan to see at the theater as soon as it is made available. :)
Plus he's still dealing with a strong case of PTSD, which was not helped when those idiots killed his therapy dog, DASY, a few years back.
I give Europa 4.5/10. Could have been much better if it had right stuff.
Thanks for the review.
May or may not go see it (nothing against the military, but I have some animosity to “brotherhood” movies for the time being for personal reasons).
However, I’m familiar with the battle it’s based on and I’d just like to point out the fact that, as heroic as our soldiers were in it, it probably would’ve never happened if our ROEs weren’t based on the idea of our soldiers being expendable for the sake of civilians. Remember that when you’re watching this movie.
Putting it bluntly, in the name of protecting A SINGLE afghan civilian who immediately ran to inform the terrorists of the SEALs, we lost numerous fine young men, numerous pieces of advanced equipment, gave the very man the SEALs were sent to eliminate a propaganda victory, and the Taliban reoccupied the area three weeks later.
All of that, for one civilian who wasn’t a civilian.
The ROE are a very sore spot for many. I was appalled to hear that Gen. Mattis worked with Petraeus on them.
I really like Cole Hauser as an actor. He played Red in Tears of the Sun.
I remember reading about that soon after it happened. I wanted to fly down to TX to help Marcus dig.
Same here. A few years back some neighborhood kids shot my beagle with a pellet rifle, but she was fortunate enough to survive. They are oh-so lucky I didn’t witness it.
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