Making its way to video-on-demand, as well as in select theatres, on July 3, 2020, after initial postponing due to the pandemic, The Outpost is an American war-drama film directed by Rod Lurie, based on a 2012 non-fiction book, The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper about the Battle of Kamdesh.
Starring Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Milo Gibson, and Jack Kesy along with others.
The Battle of Kamdesh
I really appreciate war-based movies. The selfless act of Valor with no expectation in return. The brave soldiers and martyr of the military are sources of strength, safety, and motivation to everyone.
The USA military has been deployed in Afghanistan for almost 2 decades, the film accounts the most bloody and painful war between the Taliban and the deployed military (54 servicemen of Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV) on October 3, 2009. The mere sight of hundreds of Talibani’s holding their weapons up high killing soldiers in the name of Allah is a painful sight in the film and in reality. The Battle of Kamdesh brought with itself destruction, bloodshed, and manslaughter.
The Valor and Victory
I heard someone once say, soldiers can sometimes make decisions that are smarter than the orders they have been given. Watching The Outpost made me believe the same. With no ammo and with the order to not move, the soldiers fought with great bravery throughout until they won, losing several men – their brothers.
The Outpost resonates as a cautionary tale of soldiers more than anything else, especially in the wake of the revelation that the President of the United States looked the other way when Russia put bounties on the most vulnerable members of the American military.
The film promises to give a clearer view of the Battle of Kamdesh with the true and hard efforts of the military to keep innocent people safe. You’ll feel a sudden jolt of violence throughout the film. The small conversations between the soldiers and their families are heartful and will make you feel certain things without saying it out loud like love, pain, memory, etc.
The Battle made the Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV, one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.
Stream It or Skip It
The movie ends with showing the psychological impacts of war on the soldiers and it’s heart-wrenching to see the brave suffering – physically, emotionally and mentally.
STREAM IT! The film moves from crude-talking soldiers in a bad situation, into something more complex, painful, brave and illuminating.
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