What got me most about this movie is the fraternal spirit of the soldiers. A lot of effort went into this film to make it as accurate as possible to the real events in 2005 during the attempted execution of Operation Red Wings. I’m glad that brotherhood was a highlighted element, because it is important to understand that part of the reason why marines are the strongest and best soldiers on this planet is because they treat each other like brothers. On the battlefield they shed blood for the same reasons, so it makes sense to act like they are blood. This is one of the biggest take always from Lone Survivor.
The movie contains footage of real soldiers in training to become marines. Peter Berg makes his message very clear from the beginning that this movie is not only about survival, but also the mind and body. These soldiers that gave their lives went through unparalleled physical agony that will make you cringe.
I firmly believe that the goal of each movie is to provoke an audience and Peter Berg does so excellently. You will be angry that the soldiers of your free world go through this; you will be sympathetic to those who have ever lost a loved one due to misfortune and you will certainly feel guilty about the last time you complained about any physical exhaustion. See this movie!