Film Analysis: Black Hawk Down

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Black Hawk Down is illustrious movie depicting a mission-gone-wrong during the U.S.'s peacekeeping mission in Somalia in 1993. This is the story of a planned 30-minute mission that turned into 15-hour blood bath when American troops were sent unprepared into Mogadishu to capture the ruling warlords. The film gets off to a rather slow start. Its attempt to set up the characters just does not work. We get some rather stale comments from a few soldiers about whether they think the US's place in Somalia is appropriate or not, but very little that sets up the plot.
Once the battle starts (about 30 minutes into the film), it doesn't stop. It is a horrifying and intense 90 minutes depicting the very gruesome and tragic events. Fortunately, the characters

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