I have not seen an opening so action-packed since Saving Private Ryan. The movie captivates the audience from the start; not only through the action, but by painting a colorful mural of the current affairs in our war against terror.
Jamie Foxx does a great job as the lead role, an FBI agent with a heart of gold that seeks to revenge the death of his friend and partner. Little did her know, he would gain much more than revenge during this journey.
With numerous obstacles before, Jamie’s character takes the mission into in own hands, undermining the government, and brings a team to Saudi Arabia to search and destroy the terrorist cell that destroyed an American base in a stark desert of the Middle East.
While the beginning of the movie will bring you to the front of your seat, the middle is a little slow, but necessary. As you have seen through the ads and trailers, the ending is stellar. Make through the middle, it is worth it.
Suggestion: see this on in the theatre, unless of course you have a top-of-the-line home theatre system; wait until the DVD comes out. The sound and imagery is top-notch.