If you’re ready for a painful experience about war that will open your eyes and have you sitting at the edge of your seat, then you need to check out Kathryn Bigelow‘s new film, The Hurt Locker. The story is about three Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad soldiers who risk their lives and often give their lives trying to protect other soldiers by disarming bombs. It’s not an easy ride. The film has many intense emotional and action packed scenes that are gripping and terrifying simultaneously.

The film stars Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, and Guy Pearce. Without giving too much away, you don’t want to be an A-list movie star in this film. It seems Bigelow gave both Fiennes and Pearce a fairly rough ride in the film, although it was great to see them showing their support for the film. Even if she does kick their asses a bit.

Check out the trailer below…

The Hurt Locker, winner of the 2008 Venice Film Festival SIGNIS Grand Prize, is a riveting and suspenseful portrait of the elite members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad, soldiers who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Three EOD members battle insurgents and each other as they seek out and disarm deadly bombs in a thrilling race against time. The Hurt Locker, meaning a place of ultimate pain, is based on the first-hand observations of journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq.

Check out some still shots from the trailer below. They really show the beauty and the danger in the film…

What do you think? Can you handle it?