I'm hestitant to bring any additional wasted attention to the previous post; though mildly humorous, the effort of creating a user name outweighs the merits of the joke.
To anyone who even remotely enjoyed The Hurt Locker, I highly recommend the HBO series Generation Kill (from the same people who created The Wire). All episodes are currently out out on Dvd (3 discs). I liked Hurt Locker's focus on the bomb squad and its success in building tension in scenes involving their duties. In terms of a general protrayal of the Iraq War, subplots, and charachters you care more about, I got more out of Generation Kill. I would be interested to find out how any Iraq War vets compare the two depictions in terms of realism. I thought The Hurt Locker was a worthwhile war film, I just couldn't stop myself from feeling that it fell short of the Generation Kill mini-series.