The Hurt Locker: 2 Explosive New Clips, 6 New Images


We’ve been telling you for months now that Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming Iraq war action film The Hurt Locker is hands down the best movie of 2009. And we aren’t effing kidding here, people.

The film, which hits theaters on June 26, is one of the most intense cinematic experiences I’ve ever had. It tells the story of an elite Army Explosives Ordinance Disposal team (war zone bomb squad) and the way that their high-tension day-to-day affects who they are. With stellar performances from Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie and Brian Geraghty, this film brings tension that is so thick, you might need a chainsaw to cut through it.

In advance of the June 26 release, Summit Entertainment has sent us two brand new clips and six new images from the film. First, we will start with the two clips, which just so happen to both be great moments in the film.

The first clip is from the film’s explosive opening sequence, in which the three man team (lead by Guy Pearce) is trying to disarm a bomb in the middle of the street. Of course, they find out quickly that they aren’t the only ones on the street paying attention to the bomb:

The second clip comes later in the film, and is a strong primer for Jeremy Renner’s character Sgt. James. He’s a gung-ho bomb tech whose swagger carries much of the film. Check out his reaction to a trunk full of explosives:

And finally, we have 6 new images. Have a look at those below. Click to enlarge.






Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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