DVD Review: Fort Bliss
War never changes. No really do the majority of war films. So whilst I was hoping for something new or interesting from Fort Bliss’ tag line, You Never Really Come Home, what I got was more of the same, with a muddled delivery.
Maggie Swann is an awesome combat medic, a hero some would say. But after her 18 month tour is over, it’s time to head home and re-connect with her young son, who hasn’t seen her for most of his life, and has been raised by her ex’s new thing.
Obviously things are going to be tough, but that’s ok, because she soon finds a new man to fulfill her needs. Only nothing can fulfill her needs like being in the heat of the action, so she signs up for another tour.
Oh but wait, then there is the mentally unstable black dude, and the alcoholic ex who threatens to take sole custody. Gee, life is tough. But she’s really good at being a combat medic, and her country needs her.
Fort Bliss never really digs deep enough to show us the real issues at hand, or what causes them. Nor does it encourage us to make meaningful connections with the main characters. It just muddles it’s way through, hoping the American flag will peak enough patriotism to keep the intended audience happy.
Rating: R16 Violence, sexual violence, offensive language and sex scenes.