20 December 2012 | dansview
Real Life is Boring
It's a simple fact that plenty of soldiers are common people who come from nothing and were going nowhere. They didn't necessarily join the military out of a sense of patriotism. They just needed a purpose for living.
A lot of common guys are also trashy. None of these facts detract from the value of their service. Sometimes we see soldiers in an overly idealistic way, as if they are our patriotic, Christian heroes. Some are, but many aren't. That's just life.
Having said that, it almost goes without saying, that watching common trashy people live their depressing lives, is boring.
Certain things, like scenery, multi-dimensional characters, or some kind of epiphany, might save a picture. This one didn't have it.
As some other reviewers put it, Dry Land was indicative of the storyline and pace as well as the terrain. Performances were adequate, if clichéd.