Last night I had the pleasure of watching American drama Burning Blue from DMW Greer.
They have been trained to meet danger head-on, to execute vital strategic maneuvers while flying at breathtaking speeds. But after a series of fatal accidents, a close-knit squadron of male Navy pilots begins to splinter – and becomes the focus of a criminal investigation. As a government agent starts digging to uncover the cause of the accidents, two of the pilots engage in a secret, forbidden relationship. Their affair is exposed, and the squadron is engulfed by an incendiary scandal that will challenge each pilot’s notions of friendship, love, honour and courage.
The film had me hooked from start to finish, with an interesting plot, constantly evolving characters and some truly great acting. Congratulations must go to all involved for their brilliant work, and Trent Ford in particular deserves special credit for bringing Dan Lynch to life and putting in an incredible and believable performance. The subject matter is one that is still considered a little taboo in various parts of the world, but were highlighted here in a constructive and useful way, and hopefully the overall positivity of the film with regard to the subject matter will help to break down a few more barriers. Overall a very good film, and one that I can’t recommend highly enough.
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