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With the advancement of technologies and weapons, warfare in this era provides amazing considerations for high drama. The challenge for film makers with drone warfare and the on-line political management of war zones, is making these battles as compelling as war films of the past. Director Gavin Hood (Ender's Game) shows that war is never victimless and that even with the distant manner of fighting these wars, it is impossible to eliminate the human component of these strategic campaigns. In his last on-screen performance, Alan Rickman (Harry Potter series) joins an excellent supporting cast of characters, but the strength of the story is found in the on-the-ground experience in Kenya. Believing the capabilities of the armed forces to be able to manage the worlds problems from afar is not a surprise, but seeing how it can effect the every day lives of people is what will draw audiences into the drama. The heart of the story can be found in the innocent eyes of the young Kenyan girl. Without her knowledge, she becomes the catalyst for this international incident. The ethical and moral decisions that these soldiers make stress each human thread of those involved in this endeavour. It gives a face to the people who do not choose the life they have been given and are merely trying to get by despite the situations occurring near their homes. The message of this cinematic military experience becomes a reality check on the human values and moral implications of our movements and their decisions. The drama is well managed, but may seem a bit underwhelming in comparison with other battlefield dramas. It is a thought-provoking experience that will leave many feeling conflicted on the topic of international safety and the war on terror.