THE OUTPOST (Theatrical Release United Kingdom 2020)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Starsììì 

The Outpost—bases on a true story­—needs more character development to honor the men who served and died at this Afghan outpost. While Orlando Bloom is distinctive in this film, it is because he is Orlando Bloom, not because he is the character he acts. The movie needs to establish continuity of thought to establish clarity. Camerawork does present some explosions and fight scenes to good effect, but the storyline and its presentation prevent the scenes from reaching their full effect in the flurried presentation. Acting quality varies significantly from good to bad and back again depending on the scene. The best part of the movie is the concluding fight scene. But, that comes far too late in the movie to save it. Watch for Scott Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s son, in the movie. 

Film Poster Courtesy of Google Images 


A United States-manned Afghan outpost comes under heavy fire. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Rod Lurie for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Paul Merryman, Paul Tamasy, Marc Frydman, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger, and Les Weldon for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha (Scott Eastwood), Ty Michael Carter (Caleb Landry Jones), Captain Benjamin Keating (Orlando Bloom), Sergeant Josh Kirk (Jack Kesy), and Staff Sergeant Vernon Martin (Cory Hardrict), Captain Robert Yllescas (Milo Gibson), Staff Sergeant Justin T. Gallegos (Jacob Scipio), First Lieutenant Andrew Bundermann (Taylor John Smith), Sergeant First Class Jonathan Hill (Jonathan Yunger), Sergeant Chris Griffin (Alexander Arnold), Captain Chriss Cordova (George Arvidson), and Private Ed Faulkner (Will Attenborough). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

No. Better watches for the war movie fan are: Jarhead or Apocalypse Now. The Outpost seems to work like a low grade war video game watch rather than a real movie watch.

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