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Griffin 2022-04-23 07:02:27

Never tell a soldier that he does not understand the cost of war. - "The Eyes of the Sky"

This film, which was attracted by the name, was found to be a theme full of anti-terrorism, human nature, war, and political elements that Americans are good at. The story takes place in Somalia, a slum controlled by the fanatical al-Shabaab.

The innocent little girl turns a hula hoop in the dusty courtyard, her face is full of happiness and intoxication. Such an opening naturally shows that the film has a strong connection with this little girl. In fact, the small courtyard next to the little girl's house is a stronghold of the Al-Shabaab. The United States and Britain managed to track down the three big men on the list of East African terrorist leaders. They are in that small courtyard at the moment. The original plan was to arrest them, but due to the discovery of suicide bombs during the surveillance process, arrests turned into killings. It is very simple to say that a suicide bomb attack can destroy at least 80 lives, not to mention that the terrorist leaders have just killed the military intelligence personnel as a provocation.

When the big bosses sitting behind the scenes fully demonstrated their diplomatic means, various prevarications, various choices from their own perspectives, and various political standpoints, after several rounds of disputes and discussions, it was finally determined that this killing operation must be carried out. At the time, it has been a long time since the big guys approached the small courtyard, and most of the movies have been played. At the last second when the missile was about to be launched, the little girl went to the edge of the small courtyard and sold naan. The second lieutenant in charge of the launch task refused to carry out the task, and bravely argued with the boss of the boss. The duty of a soldier is to obey, and I wondered who would pay if this refusal on the line eventually led to a suicide bombing? I also learned that American soldiers need so many reports to shoot a single ammunition. In the fleeting scene, there is no preferential treatment that will be unacceptable outside.

Well, for the sake of this little girl who suddenly appeared, in order to prevent her from being hurt beyond a wall, the inspectors who were ready to evacuate the scene took the risk to buy her naan cakes, but they were recognized by the Shabaab when they left. out, almost to his death. When everyone breathed a sigh of relief for the informant's safe escape, the camera turned back to the small courtyard, and the little girl even picked up the naan that the informant dropped on the ground and sold it again! Are you surprised? Here we can't blame the greed of the little girl, we can only blame fate. In the following period, the behind-the-scenes bosses once again engaged in various disputes and requests for instructions about this emergency. In the end, the missile was fired and the little girl was still injured.

The ending was a bit unexpected, the little girl still died, under the prediction of a 50% casualty rate. Therefore, the military asked the report to write the casualty rate forecast at 45%. The second lieutenant on the mission cried, and everyone was silent with tears in their eyes. Regarding the life of a little girl and the lives of at least 80 people, the boss said this: "If we launch missiles, they (Al-Shabaab) win the propaganda war; if they go to attack the mall, we win propaganda war." Therefore, there are so many entanglements and hesitations in front of the question of 1:80. The authorities added calculations and calculations, which made life itself lose the respect it deserves, and also made the second lieutenant who refused to perform the mission pale.

The most touching thing in the film is the informant, a native of Somalia, who ventured into the al-Shabaab base camp to monitor the situation, bought the little girl's naan in extreme danger and wanted her to escape, and even escaped the search after being hit in the calf. He also tried every means to entrust a little boy to buy naan, so that the little girl could leave quickly. When he dragged his injured leg and watched the little girl who was taken to the hospital motionless, the tears in his eyes were far more sincere than those of the bigwigs who were sitting in front of the computer and TV drinking coffee and making decisions in the distance. He was the original A true hero, a hero from the land of Somalia.

What is quite unacceptable is that the film's treatment of the US Secretary of State's visit to China is quite prejudicial and post-processing. The director uses the ping-pong diplomacy when China and the United States established diplomatic relations in the 1970s as the background, and makes the current Secretary of State play ping-pong with a clear man in red and glasses in the red-eyed ping-pong room. I think they don't watch the World Table Tennis Championships. They also skipped the Olympic table tennis matches, and they don't watch Chinese news, and they don't even know where their presidents and dignitaries went when they visited China. . I dare not say that this is a contempt and smear of us. It is impossible to raise a film to a political height at every turn. I can only say that it is a blind eye and a frog in the bottom of the well, although the film still has moving elements and ruthless lashing against politicians.

2018-09-11 in Fuzhou

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Extended Reading
  • Abe 2022-03-21 09:02:05

    This year, the current movie viewing recommendation NO.1. It is not recommended for people with bad heart, high blood pressure and high blood lipids.

  • Caitlyn 2022-03-22 09:01:58

    It's not good to talk about the life and death of the little girl, but such a grinding political decision-making system, it is strange that the UK is not finished!

Eye in the Sky quotes

  • Angela Northman: In my opinion, that was disgraceful. And all done from the safety of your chair.

    Lt. General Frank Benson: I have attended the immediate aftermath of five suicide bombings, on the ground, with the bodies. What you witnessed today, with your coffee and your biscuits, is terrible. But what these men would have done would have been even more terrible.

  • [last lines]

    Lieutenant Colonel Ed Walsh: You did well. Both of you.

    Steve Watts: Thank you... Sir.

    Lieutenant Colonel Ed Walsh: Now you go home. Get some rest. I need you both back here in 12 hours... Okay?