Monday, June 26, 2017
Patriots Day: A Film That Dramatizes The Boston Marathon Bombing
My wife and I watched Patriots Day on Comcast Demand TV tonight.
The film, directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, who was also the film's producer, is about the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
Patriots Day is a powerful film with a fine cast that includes John Goodman and Kevin Bacon.
The film does a good job of showing us the horror of the bombing, the suffering of the victims and the bravery of the police and the medical people who quickly responded. They didn't know if there were more bombs set to explode after the two bombs went off, but they charged in and did their jobs anyway.
Peter Berg is a good director of action films about military people and he handles the police action well in this film.
The film makes one angry at the heartless terrorists, who killed an eight-year-old boy and others, and the film makes one proud to be an American.
You can read a Hollywood Reporter piece on the film, the real people involved in the bombing and aftermath, and the actors who portrayed them via the below link: