LONE SURVIVOR Trailer Walks A Fine Line Between Badassery And Schmaltz

Peter Berg's latest looks like it could go either way.

Peter Berg is one of those directors whose involvement with a film means very little to me. So my wary enthusiasm for Lone Survivor will have to come solely from its interesting story setup and calvary of bearded handsome guys on display.

Apparently something of a passion project for Berg, Lone Survivor tells the true story of a group of Navy SEALs who must battle a whole platoon of Taliban forces after they choose not to murder a young villager who happens to stumble upon them during a covert mission. I don't actually know how the story ends, but spoiler-phobes may want to avoid reading the film's title just as a precaution.

This is a fine set up for thriller, especially with such a testosterone filled cast. The Lone Survivor sausage fest includes mega superstar Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, crazy Ben Foster, Eric Bana, and even the elusive Perfect Storm iteration of Mark Wahlberg. It's like a modern update of The Dirty Dozen, except not like that at all, for a wide variety of reasons.

My mind is still not made up on this one. The film looks good, but the trailer's opening moments and music raise a lot of red flags. It definitely has my attention, though.

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