3 thoughts on “The Hornet’s Nest”

  1. This is quite possibly the most outstanding conflict footage ever captured and then ruined… I am a former Infantryman/11B in the Army and a combat veteran of both major theaters in the Global War on Terror. The combat footage in this documentary made me physically, mentally, and emotionally uncomfortable, such is it’s quality. So much to the point that I almost couldn’t finish it. It is my opinion that with respect to the footage proper, this is utterly seminal, industry redefining work. A magnum opus befitting a combat correspondent so experienced. It should, without qualification,…

  2. A Must See! This movie came to our small town theatre after the community came together to pre-sell 500 tickets. I do not care for war movies or documentaries and I have mixed feelings about the war, but some friends wanted to go so I went. WOW – talk about an eye-opener! This movie shows the good and the bad – the love of country, the dedication of our soldiers, the conditions we take for granted, the sadness, the laughter. It is real – no Hollywood spin, no scripts. (And there’s no blood so those with…

  3. Too much Mike Boettcher and not enough soldiers. I’m giving this movie three stars just for the heroes on the ground and the impressive 101st Airborne. However, Mike Boettcher takes up WAY too much of this film. The entire first half is crowded with the story of his relationship with his son and how he’s trying to bond. We hear all about his career up to this point, his Emmy award, etc. It’s distracting and has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Kunar Province and the U.S. Army. His relationship with his family should have been an entirely…

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