Sunday, May 14, 2017

Movie Review: 'The Wall'

Military Times: Former sniper among military advisers adding realism to 'The Wall'

When a war movie is less about action and more about mind games, the filmmakers must pay special attention to detail.

That's the case, at least, with "The Wall," the Amazon Studios-produced movie that comes out Friday starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson ("Avengers: Age of Ultron") and WWE superstar John Cena. They play U.S. soldiers conducting a stakeout in the Iraqi desert that goes very wrong — Cena's character is hit by a bullet from an unknown location, and Taylor-Johnson's wounded character takes cover behind a crumbling wall, where he communicates with the mysterious sniper via radio.

With much of the 90-minute movie focused on one soldier's interactions with an unseen enemy, there's plenty of time for the audience to observe tiny details. And the filmmakers and actors wanted to make sure they got those details right.

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WNU Editor: The trailer looks good.

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