Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission “Operation Red Wings,” Lone Survivor is about four members of SEAL Team 10 who were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader, Ahmad Shahd.
There was only one survivor, which is a shame because that means characters played by Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and possibly Eric Bana (although, I think he’s a higher-up) will die to save Mark Wahlberg. Nevertheless, it seems as though Peter Berg — who had a serious misfire with Battleship — is getting back to his Friday Night Lights tone. There’s Explosions in the Sky (or at least, someone who sounds like them), Peter Gabriel doing a David Bowie song, and what is clearly a bro-military movie designed to make you weep.
It’ll probably work, too.