Basic
2003
In this twisty thriller, Hardy and Osborne investigate the disappearance of a legendary Army Ranger drill sergeant and the deaths of four of his soldiers on a military training mission during a raging hurricane.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

You know that scene in a mystery where one character explains the whole plot, and finally it all makes sense, but after he leaves, the protagonist analyzes one little thing he said and the whole story comes unraveled, and the protagonist must go digging for the true explanation? Repeat that scene about nine times and you have this film’s plot. If this was intended as a spoof of the mindfuck subgenre, it was a wild success. It’s a beautifully shot film, and the actors are energetic, but by the fifth major plot twist you realize there’s no point in caring.

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