GENTLEMEN, TOMORROW’S THE DAY. Yes, Friday. No silly, I’m not referring to boys’ night out. It’s Valentine’s Day! ❤ Ladies, I’m sure you already know (and are probably fully prepared for the big date, right down to your fingertips). Dudes, if you ain’t got nothin’ planned, let me help you out. Take her to a nice dinner, and a movie thereafter! Too boring? Clearly you don’t know how to pick an interesting show – here’s 3 reasons to watch Lone Survivor this Valentine’s Day!
When Walt Disney invited me to the media preview of Lone Survivor, I immediately said yes. Admittedly, it is no rom-com, not a chick flick. However, over the past years, my taste for films has been greatly influenced by Ming; I am now open to (and am even starting to gravitate towards) most sci-fi and war movies. Girlfriend material, IKR. ;D
In a nutshell, Lone Survivor is a true story about a failed United States Navy SEALs mission in 2005 embarked upon by a team of four, in which all but one of them were killed. Named Operation Red Wings, the mission saw Marcus Luttrell (Mark Wahlberg), Michael Murphy (Taylor Kitsch), Danny Dietz (Emile Hirsch), and Matthew Axelson (Ben Foster) track Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. A dang high-risk mission, you don’t say. And with luck not particularly on their side, one thing led to another – the team became ambushed in the mountains of Afghanistan; a seemingly morally correct decision led to the eventual destruction of the band; only one survived. It was a series of extremely unfortunate events.
Whilst I’m sure the guys need no persuasion to catch this, the girls could use some nudging. In fact, Lone Survivor could be the perfect show for a single ladies’ night out this Valentine’s! ;)
Reason #1: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana (read: serious eye candy).
Wait. Wait. I know I suck at maths, but that’s about FIVE reasons right here.
Lest you say I’m exaggerating, may I highlight the following:
- Mark Wahlberg – Remember how you loved him in Ted?
- Taylor Kitsch – Gambit. John Carter. And who could forget him in Battleship?
- Emile Hirsch – Don’t pretend you haven’t seen Speed Racer.
- Ben Foster – I dare you to forget ArchAngel’s heavenly abs. See? You’re thinking it.
- Eric Bana – The Hulk. Period.