I don’t watch a lot of war movies, although my dad is a fan of classic war movies, especially WW2 and Vietnam. My grandfather served in the former and he served at home during the latter while his brothers were overseas. So I don’t have a lot of experience with The Hurt Locker, a 2009 film about soldiers fighting in the Iraq war (the second one I think), as written by a journalist who was embedded for two weeks during the war. Critics praised it for it’s gritty realism, except that it turns out it may not be so “realism” after all. Other embedded journalist as well as Iraqi war veterans have criticized the movie for NOT being realistic.
Cracked.com’s YouTube channel found an actual Iraq war veteran to explain just why The Hurt Locker is NOT realistic at all.