The Hornet’s Nest is an oddly paced, but compelling film as we follow two cinematographers, Mike Boettcher, Carlos Boettcher, a father/son team, as they follow a military unit on their patrols.

The official tag line reads,

“The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U. S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys. What was planned as a single day strike turned into nine intense days of combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in terrain where troops had never dared go before.”

The IMDb score s 6.5/10, but I don’t think the masses from that site aren’t the right audience for the film, and it still snagged nearly a 7 on the site.

The Hornet’s Nest on Amazon

This film is something I would not call entertaining, but rather, captivating, as we watch actual footage recorded by a pair of military correspondents as they embed with a military unit and follow them on their missions.

The missions we tag along on escalate in complexity and danger, as we follow these elite soldiers trespassing through the foothills, desert, and mountains. We warch as bullets richochet off the ground around them and they calmly reflect on the caliber and the distance it came from. And then they call in an airstrike on the sniper nest. BOOM.

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