Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Rules of Engagement|
|A war hero and his squad of Marines are sent to Yemen to rescue the American ambassador. While they are there, they begin to take heavy fire so Col. Childers orders his men to open fire on a crowd of people. In the gunfire they accidently kill several innocent people. Now Childers is on trial for murder, so he calls on his lawyer friend for help. Together these two fight the battle of their lives.
--Jack Bauer, Resident Scholar
|When a huge number of people are shooting at the president the military has to come help. Samuel L. Jackson orders them to shoot everybody. He is charged with 80+ counts of murder. Will he be declared guilty or innocent?
--Justin Tread, Resident Scholar
|This is a film about friendship and loyalty and the role of the modern military. The question of this film is whether or not the rules were followed by the character.
--Rhonda Cluff, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Rules of Engagement|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Time/Era of Movie:
Legal Thriller Plotlets:
- finding out whether someone is really guilty
- military on trial
- infantry soldier
- brunette (Black)
- short/standard curly (man)
- muscular (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- bulging muscles
Secondary Main Character
- average build (man)
- White (American)
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gory visuals of deaths and torture
How many deaths in film?
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 3 ()
Kind of violence:
- land battles
- hand to hand
- Some foul language
Lot of special effects?
Kinds of F/X
- exploding bombs
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