#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician, Dr. Lena Kendricks. Dr. Kendricks, an American citizen by marriage, is tending to the victims of the ongoing civil war at a Catholic mission in a remote village. When Waters arrives, however, Dr. Kendricks refuses to leave unless he promises to help deliver the villagers to political asylum at the nearby border. If they are left behind, they will be at the mercy of the enormous rebel army. Waters is under strict orders from his commanding officer Captain Bill Rhodes to remain disengaged from the conflict. But as he and his men witness the brutality of the rebels first-hand, they are won over to Dr. Kendricks’ cause and place their lives at risk by agreeing to escort the villagers on a perilous trek through the dense jungle. As they move through the countryside on foot, Waters’ team, experts at evasion and concealment, are inexplicably and ferociously pursued by an army of rebels. They are confounded until they discover that, among the refugees, is the sole survivor of the country’s previous ruling family, whom the rebels have been ordered to eliminate at all costs. Waters and his small band of soldiers must weigh the life of one man against their own and the refugees they feel obliged to protect.
Plot: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.
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Very worthwhile movie…give it a try.
Hmmm…where do I start? Should I point out to a recent reviewer, who sarcastically pointed out that Nigeria has an air force and could have bombed the group fleeing through the jungle, that the “bad guys” are rebels, not government forces? Since the rebels just killed everyone in the President’s family, they probably scared off the government pilots, too. (Sorry…couldn’t resist.)
And since when was a movie so horribly, horribly bad because it couldn’t be filmed in the actual location? So what if this was filmed somewhere other than Nigeria? And so what if the music was not “authentic Nigerian music”? I don’t remember a title card at the beginning of the movies saying it’s a National Geographic documentary.
This is a good movie. Less action than many war movies and less thought than some political dramas. There are good and bad people of all races. There’s tension and there are explosions and gunfire. There is ample opportunity to reflect on what mankind is capable of doing to each other for political reasons.
Give it a chance and I think you’ll enjoy it. Better yet, I think you’ll be sombered by it.
Standard action fare, or a subtle political advocacy?
“Tears of the Sun”, is a lush, violent and eventually frenetic film by director Antoine Fuqua, set during a fictitious, and particularly bloody, Nigerian civil war. Using elements of the many real civil wars and coups d’état that have plagued Africa, the film develops from a plausible premise. Although it is an action movie overall, with all the blood and gunfire one would expect, “Tears of the Sun” does illustrate (graphically) the brutalities that are uncomfortable realities.
After the democratically elected government of Nigeria is deposed by armed rebels, and the country descends into anarchy, an élite U.S. military unit is dispatched to evacuate four foreign nationals. With Lieutenant Waters (Bruce Willis) at their head, the unit departs for the mission with orders not to engage the militia unless fired upon. The supreme confidence of the men assures the viewer that success is ensured.
Reaching the remote encampment, Waters and his men encounter a recalcitrant Dr. Kendricks (Monica Bellucci) who refuses to leave without ‘her people’. Informed by his superiors that her patients could not be assisted, Waters instead deceives Dr. Kendricks, telling her that those who could walk could come. The three Catholic missionaries decline evacuation, even though certain death awaits them. And so, through the jungle they journey to safety with rebels in pursuit.
The plot is quite simplistic, but also inconsistent and, often, annoying. Dr. Kendricks seemingly cannot comprehend that they are in the most immediate danger, consistently protesting that her people need to rest. Even after the group narrowly survives a rebel patrol she complains. Her belligerence is contrary to the overwhelming sense of urgent danger conveyed by the film. Presumably, it serves to generate a tension between her and Waters that ultimately leads nowhere, and certainly not to any romance.
The first half of the film is set almost entirely in the depths of the jungle, as the group moves towards the Cameroon border. It is quite slow-moving and repetitive as the group advances and rests and then proceeds again. The jungle surrounds are lush, thick, wet and dark, and close-ups are prolific as Fuqua attempts to convey a sense of claustrophobia. However, little is done to endear the characters to the viewers. Willis as Waters speaks so scarcely and his portrayal so passive, that instead of appearing curiously enigmatic, he is distant and disinteresting. The neglect of character development during the early part of the film disconnects it somewhat from the latter half. The powerful and percussive African music largely fails to move the viewer, and potentially poignant scenes do not recognise their potential.
The film takes a sudden turn when the group bear witness to an unfolding pogrom. The soldiers, having at this point already committed themselves to aiding Dr. Kendrick’s patients, are moved to intervene. Here, “Tears of the Sun” rises above the prevailing mediocrity, if only because of the scenes’ sheer grisliness. The audience is successfully shown what is euphemistically termed ‘ethnic cleansing’. Fuqua does not shy away from depicting the senseless slaughter and sexual violence that has been inflicted upon innocent peoples. With this scene the soldiers emerge as ‘heroes’ not because they were obedient, but because they intervened to do the ‘right thing’.
The film, from this point, continues in violence and descends into an all-out action film. The ending is reasonably cathartic; the ‘bad guys’ are crushingly defeated in a display of pyrotechnics worthy of the “Die Hard” franchise, and Waters and the group make it to safety although not without losses. Water’s disobedience is vindicated, and the film alludes to its ultimate viewpoint that American, and indeed international, intervention in crises is both desirable and ‘right’. That the film begins with a title card of the oft-cited Edmund Burke quotation “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” confirms the film’s advocacy of this position. Incidentally, “Tears of the Sun” was released in the lead-up to the Invasion of Iraq. “Tears of the Sun” is a film best appreciated in retrospect.
(S. R. Watson, Flinders University, Adelaide)
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 1 min (121 min), 2 hr 22 min (142 min) (director’s cut)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Director Antoine Fuqua
Writer Alex Lasker, Patrick Cirillo
Actors Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser, Eamonn Walker
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Revolution Studios
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C- and E-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (processing)
Film Length 3,050 m (Italy), 3,302 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)