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Plot: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Runtime: 98 mins Release Date: 20 Jun 2003
Fascinating mystery with fine performances! (by yossarian100)
Man, I can't believe I almost overlooked this because the major film critics panned it. Basic is seriously good and the kind of mystery/suspense story I don't see anywhere near enough of. I enjoyed every minute of this movie. I couldn't figure it out and was surprised at the end. For me, it doesn't get much better in the entertainment department than a movie like Basic. John Travolta does what John Travolta does best, playing a wise guy better than anyone, and Connie Nielsen delivers a great little performance and she's hot to boot. This movie has an amazing number of plot <more>
twists and the pacing is quick so try to keep up with it. I loved it!
Wow....this is the best movie I have seen all year and I watch A LOT of movies in that I go to the theater almost every weekend and rent who knows how much every week .Anyway, this movie did not have a predictable ending like 95% of movies out there. I think I counted about 5 twists in this movie. I have to re-think it all to see if the twists explained themselves and they did.I have seen a few movies that twist a few times which can make the first part of the movie not "click" any more as writers have not backtracked to waterproof their plot.But this plot seemed watertight from <more>
the viewpoints of all the characters points of view.Good to see Travolta and Jackson in a movie together again. With other great appearances from Taye Diggs who also starred in Equilbrium - another great movie .This movie will definately get you thinking and maybe even rewinding. I think I will watch it a second time for sure and that is rare for me. : Unlike some of the other braindead movies this year like the pointless Matrix Reloaded, Terminator 3 and other meaningless stupidity out there this movie RULES.Just give it a watch. Trust me. See if your brain can handle it unlike some of the other reviewers in here.
It has the names . . . and they work like a charm. John McTiernan is at his best in this action mystery tale. The twists begin with victims in vinegar and intensify from there.The question is who done it. The issue is why. The story follows a pattern not unlike the classic "Rashômon" 1950 and its American remake "The Outrage" 1964 . Each time the tale is told it comes out different. When is it going to be told right?The cast includes a very hot teaming of Connie Nielsen & John Travolta with all electricity and no vulgarity. Samuel L. Jackson brings his solid energy <more>
to the latest bad a** drill instructor. McTiernan refers this casting back to the excellence of Louis Gossett Jr. in "An Officer and a Gentleman" 1982 . I would go back even further to Jack Web in "The DI" 1957 . Jackson brings his booming voice to the intensity of the earlier castings to create a new icon character.I, for one, would like to see these characters come back in another film. The 98 minutes was full and solid . . . and too little time with such talent.I rank this at the top of the solid list of McTiernan suspense hits that include "Die Hard: With a Vengeance" 1995 , "The Hunt for Red October" 1990 , "Die Hard" 1988 , and "Predator" 1987 .I give this movie a ten for story, suspense and acting. For this one, an all star cast and director paid off . . . with a vengeance. - Michael
I've heard many people complain the Basic is too convoluted, and you can't tell what's going on. This is what makes Basic so good, you can't just sit in front of your television and mindlessly observe and expect to get it. You have to actively think about what's happening, and that's what people hate, they are only happy with stories they can be force fed, and not have to think about it. Sorry...started ranting, on with the movie analysis.****I'll warn you now, the following may contain some spoilers****The key to understanding and liking Basic, is realizing, <more>
it's NOT a murder mystery, and what happened in the jungle is almost totally irrelevant. If you can do that, then you can enjoy the movie.I don't wanna give anything away, so i'll stop there, and go into the characters.Captain Osbourne : She is our guide through the web of lies that is this movie. I think this character was done nicely, but her 'revolving door of accents' got on my nerves a bit, southern, then Texan, then none, then southern again, MAKE UP YOUR MIND!Tom Hardy : Great character, dubious and mysterious, you get the feeling right off that he's not what he seems. Travolta was a great choice for this role, and i enjoyed watching him give such a great performance.Seargent West : All I can say is, This man scares the holy hell out of me! Sam Jackson is the perfect choice for this role, the man has such a presence, like when he walks into the bunker during the hurricane and rips the curtain down, I remember thinking "Did God just walk in? No, no that's Sam Jackson." There is no better choice for this role, Sam Jackson had the presence and the shouting voice to carry this character perfectly.I can't really talk about the other characters without giving things away, I want to so badly though.As for the story, I love a good mystery. Basic is NOT a murder mystery, it's a 'Who is working for Who' military mystery thriller. everyone *with the exception of Osbourne* is lying their asses off, and everyone is hiding something. Nothing and Nobody is what they seem *again with the exception of Osbourne* the real story is hidden under the lies, if you take this movie at face value, which is the mistake most viewers make, you WILL hate this movie.I have also heard many complaints that there are many plot holes that never get smoothed over, this is mainly in part because they made the director change the ending to make Travolta's character Hardy a good guy, and Major West not really dead. In the original ending, which in my opinion made more sense, Hardy was the true villain, not Colonal Styles. Styles was still leading the drug ring at the base, but he worked for Hardy, who was the mastermind, and the one who killed West. I got this information from the special features on the Basic DVD. Overall, I give basic 9/10
This movie kept me guessing until the very end. Don't miss this one, it is well worth a watch. If you can figure out the ending, "more power to ya" Basic Training movies are usually boring and very predictable, not so with this one. My vote a 9.
Heavily Underrated Film... Great Plot, Great Twist, Great Acting (by the_shah)
Despite that reviews have generally not been so good, I still really enjoyed viewing this film.Closer to the beginning, I wasn't impressed; it seemed too long winded, too complex. But when the mind-games began, I my opinion changed rightly.The acting was superb, by all actors and actresses. I was rightly impressed.The twist at the end really had one amazed and confused. When we all thought we had figured it all out, A final turn occurred that ended the film.The only problem I really saw with this film is that there is no real point to it. It seemed that it was just a film created in order <more>
now a days, you see a movie and in the middle of it, you already know the ending, so it's really refreshing to see that 'basic' defies that! i was really having a blast, was loving it, and when the end came i was blown away, but for only one second, because then the brain kicked in, and realize that the plot was wrong, didn't made sense! there were so many twists and i love that in a movie that even the editors got confused, if that ending was meant to be, than there were things that happened earlier on, that don't make sense, that are just wrong.despite all that i liked <more>
the movie, i enjoyed't when i was watching and even more when i came out of the theater room and debated with my friends, trying to make sense on why some scenes happened, i bought the DVD only to get to the sad conclusion that i was right and there's something wrong with the story. if only the story would have matched, it would be, one of my favorite action movies!
There Are Many Truths, Depending on the Viewer Rashômon Revisited (by claudio_carvalho)
While performing a military training in Panama before the arrival of a hurricane, four soldiers and his sergeant West Samuel L. Jackson vanishes in the jungle. Only two survivors are found. In the investigation conducted by the former military and presently DEA agent Hardy John Travolta and commandant Osborne Connie Nielsen , each one of the survivors tells a different version for the event. I liked this movie: the story, with many plot points, showing different versions for the same event, is a non-declared tribute to Rashômon. I intend to see this DVD again to verify if there are <more>
flaws in the complicated screenplay. It is necessary to pay attention in the name of each soldier to understand the plot. My vote is eight.Title Brazil : `Violação de Conduta' `Violation of Behavior'
Great movie! Great ending! Cannot be appreciated unless you are really thinking and following the viewpoint of the characters. Compared to many dumbed-down predictable movies being made these days, Basic is a refreshing change. It's unpredictable but consistent, confusing but clever. The plot is a little hard to follow but if you pay attention it'll be worth it. I recommend watching the movie a second time to really appreciate it.