Fire Squad – Nightmare of Fire by Joseph Kosinski | Review preview


Published on Aug 22, 2018


Fire Squad – Nightmare of Fire belongs to that sub-genre typical hollywood, which portrays the tragedies, the american based on true events in which usually to the ordinary man performs the extraordinary heroic deeds that brought him immediately to the attention of the company, obtaining in the meantime a new way of seeing life, enriching your experiences, and becoming – in a few words – a better person than the one who was before the beginning of the film.

It's the kind of product that today would Clint Eastwood, who in recent years has enhanced continuously the figure of the average american catapulted to sudden (and often in spite of itself) in impossible situations, or at least that it would have definitely affected Peter Berg and Mark Walhberg, who, with Lone Survivor, Deepwater – Hell of the Ocean and Boston – Man Hunt on this thread have set up even a trilogy theme.

That's why it's curious and makes me smile to see Joseph Kosinski directed this drama about the work and especially the lives of the firefighters, he who in his two previous films he has shown a particular flair for science fiction (the excellent Tron: Legacy and Oblivion), and that in the next will pick up the coolness of the fighter bombers in Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the cult of Tony Scott's Top Gun. Not exactly the first that can be in mind for the creation of an opera based on a tragic true story, which among other things are always difficult and tricky to render on the screen (it is not said that something functions in the film only because it really happened).

Surprisingly, however, Kosinski manages to make ends meet every single aspect of his film that, although neither can ever truly become the experience emotionally devastating that would clearly be, it is always effective, from the first to the last scene, thanks to a good combination of honesty and technical ability.

But, above all, the film succeeds in the most difficult task, to attach the audience to all the characters (no one excluded, even the ones less important), giving each actor the space that he deserves and taking care to explain in detail their lives (made of its strengths and weaknesses well-defined) rather than getting lost in the story mite of a fight against the flames (as we might expect from the ugly and hasty trailer).

Fire Squad – Nightmare of Fire spends most of his time (you guessed also the candidates!) to show the growth and development of the team of firefighters, both professionally and personally, paying particular attention to the lives of the Marsh (Josh Brolin) and McDonough (Miles Teller). And’ this is the great merit of the screenplay, Ken Nolan (any degree of kinship with Christopher and Jonathan), and Eric Warren Singer (any degree of kinship with Bryan), that are famous for their scripts full of characters such as Black Hawk Down and Ridley Scott (Nolan), and American Hustle by David O. Russell (Singer).

The cast includes Jennifer Connelly (she lets out a scream wrenching from the apex of his career), Taylor Kitsch, and Jeff Bridges, which now seems to not want to take it off the cowboy hat after Crazy Heart, true Grit, Hell or High Water and Kinsgman: The Golden Circle.

Sometimes in cinema we are expecting big things, only to be hopelessly disappointed. Sometimes, however, the opposite happens. Fire Squad – Nightmare of Fire belongs to the second category.

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