Based on the eyewitness account of Marcus Luttrell, “Lone Survivor” is indeed a heart-rending story of Luttrell and his fellow Navy SEALs who were ambushed on a mission to track down and neutralize a top-level Taliban commander in Afghanistan.
Marcus was the only soldier who returned alive while three of his mates in the mission were martyred while sharing their bond of brotherhood.
This movie may leave you breathless and disturbed, but director Peter Berg has truly captured the attention and emotions with the love between soldiers and, of course, those intense, severe, and hard-to-watch combat scenes in the mountains. Lone Survivor certainly pushes you hard to put yourself in the shoes of a soldier and think about those decisions they take on the ground, knowing the ultimate consequences.
Lone Survivor Movie Synopsis
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage, and survival, LONE SURVIVOR tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir Lone Survivor, whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, and Ben Foster.
LONE SURVIVOR is written and directed by Peter Berg, who again crafts a striking portrait of the unbreakable bonds between men that he first explored in Friday Night Lights.