Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Jamie Fox star in this movie about a platoon of Marines during Desert Shield and then later into Desert Storm. It starts with Gyllenhaal's character going through training and learns he could become a Marine Scout Sniper. The movie is set in the Kuwaiti Desert where the platoon gets to have fun waiting for the war to break out. Much of the movie is about the comradery between the Marines and sweltering heat. Once the war starts Swafford(Gyllenhaal) and his spotter Alan Troy(Peter Sarsgaard) are tasked with a classic scout sniper mission that then gets hi-jacked by higher-ups.
Being a fan of military movies I enjoyed it but it may not be your cup of tea. It happens to be on my list of background movies that I have going while there are gaming sessions to be had. All in all it is a Gyllenhaal movie so you can take it or leave it.