What I got from reading about your reflection on The Hurt Locker is that the movie doesn’t really address terrorism. The terrorists were very ambiguous, which was interesting. I think the movie could have resorted to the usual portrayal of the fight against terrorism, but it sounds like it took a much more humane approach. The movie could have represented different terrorists, not only what is occurring in Afghanistan but other parts of the world (mostly the Middle East) that are affected by terrorism. I have never actually seen the movie, or heard about it, but I think the movie’s portrayal of the United States’ war in Afghanistan sounds very unique from what we normally hear. Though I wouldn’t say that you made the characters sound sympathetic, I do think they were portrayed much more fairly.