Saturday, January 5, 2013
DVD Review - End of Watch
From the writer of Training Day comes a gripping, action-packed cop drama starring Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. In their mission to abide by their oath to serve and protect, Officers Brian Taylor (Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Pena) have formed a powerful brotherhood to ensure they both go home at the end of watch. But nothing can prepare them for the violent backlash that happens after they pull over the members of a notorious drug cartel for a routine traffic stop. Seen from the point of view of the officers, gang members, surveillance cameras, dash cams and citizens caught in the line of fire, a 360 perspective creates a gritty, compassionate and intense portrait of the city's darkest streets, and the brave men and women patrolling them.
My Take on the Movie
Not having seen this movie in the pastor even hearing much about the movie in the past I didn't know what to expect. I have to say that after watching the movie I was very surprised to find how powerful the movie was. the movie is a first-person narrative so you have to enjoy that type of movie as it makes you feel like you are part of the movie and with the characters as they go through the drama as well as the plot of the story that is being told. The actors within the movie did a great job and train their characters and it is a very raw look at law enforcement and the job they do. The movie attempts to show reality within law enforcement and to that end the ending of the movie is a much more reality-based ending then and some other movies of a similar topic. One of the things that I really liked about the movie was the relationship between the two main characters, as you really get to see the bond that has developed and develops in a partner relationship within law enforcement. This was a well conceptualized movie with good acting and great cinematography. The action and drama within the movie will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you asking for more in the end.
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