I won't give the movie away. All I'm going to say was it was one of the the most difficult war movies I have ever had to watch. And I've watched many. The only other movie that came close to this for me was, We Were Soldiers with Mel Gibson. That movie was utterly gut wrenching. Lone Survivor was beyond gut wrenching. It literally tears you up inside. Watching this "based on true events" movie, I had to turn away from the screen many times. Just the sound effects made my stomach turn. I can't believe I didn't cry at all. It's probably because I chose not to watch a lot of parts.
As a military wife, seeing what these guys endured, their sacrifice, and their hardship really ripped my heart out. All I could think about was their families and the aftermath. You know, the stuff that movies don't show you. The PTSD, the family trouble after coming home, the transition from being away for months (even years) at a time and trying to reconstruct your family back together again when they come home. Those families who lost their spouses, they have to carry on. The wives who get their husbands back damaged from the war, that part is never included in movies.
The fight doesn't end when they come home. Hollywood should make a movie about that. The reality of war and what it does to the soldiers and their families. So, if you have been affected by the war, lost a loved one, are currently going through a deployment, etc., I don't recommend you watch this movie. It's very gut wrenching.