Originally Posted by rustysyringe
Renner's Sgt James absolutely blew me away and I wanted more of that. Talk about a great character, ranks up there with Daniel Plainview IMO.
Sgt James was a pretty good character, but I have to disagree with you on him being as great a character as Plainview. Plainview would probably be considered one of the most memorable characters of the last 20 years, while, (IMO) Sgt James is barely a blip on the radar by comparison. There are plenty of characters that have appeared in the last ten years of cinema that are more memorable then Sgt James, even though The Hurt Locker would probably make the list of the best films from the last 10 years. The Hurt Locker is more memorable as a powerful experience than as a film that had standout characters.