We all know that terrorism is bad, very bad. But why, there is someone out there who crazily think that a bomb will solve his problem. Bomb and explosion is just good when see it a film. It should not exist in every day life. It takes life from innocence people. A bomb hurts children, kids, elders and your loved one. It makes people go insane, having mental illness all of sudden. United States, the country with the most sophisticated technology and the best military forces on earth, terrorism can still spread out undetected. On April 15, 2013, a bomb killed people during the annual Boston Marathon. In the day when people laughed and smiled, terrorists took the happiness out of the place. You can feel the thrill in the film titled “Patriots Day.”
The film followed the a police officer named Tommy Saunders. He was a senior officer but his fellows started questioning his ability and capability. The commissioner also had a doubt on him so he ordered Tommy to work on special duty, securing annual Boston Marathon. Tommy didn’t like it so much because he felt like a clown with a gun. But, since it was a order, he got to secure the finish line in Boston Marathon. Everything was good. The runners were running so hard to reach the line. The supporters yelled so loud but suddenly, everybody was in panic because of the mysterious explosion. People were shouting for help. Officers tried to control the chaotic situation but it was too late. Dozen of people were losing some of their body parts, some were died. Not to mention many more people get wounded and injured. The incident were so serious until FBI had to take care of it.
FBI Special Agent Richard DesLauriers started the investigation of the bombing in collaboration with Boston Police Department. He gathered his all analysts in the team, searching as much photos and videos as possible. After hundred of footage reviewed, the investigation resulted a photograph of the suspect wearing a white cap. The Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis and Watertown Police Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese as well as Boston Governor forced to release the photo to public. DesLauriers initially refused to that idea, but he had no other choice because the the press already had the photo of the suspect. The investigation continued with door-to-door searches. Pressed by the police and FBI, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the bombers, were running away and heading New York to do the same thing. To obscured their location, they stole the car and money from an Asian guy, Dun Meng. Luckily, he could escaped and called the police. FBI and police responded to that, following to Dun Meng’s car. They attempted to take down Dzhokhar and Tamerlan before they harmed other people.
Watching “Patriots Day” is like watching a documented film, but more interesting. I do not know the real situation, but I think the film is so realistic. The film is accurately taking the pain and tear happen before, during and after the incident. I do not see the climax, just series of important events. I also cannot consider Tommy Saunders as the main role. He is like a common police officer with no significant impact. He is just helping the FBI locating the suspects. Yeah, the plot is not wonderful, it is only telling you how we should fight against terrorism.
Producers : Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Hutch Parker, Dorothy Aufiero, Stephen Stapinski, Michael Radutzky
Directors : Peter Berg
Writers : Peter Berg, Matt Cook
Starring : Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J. K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan