The first hour of the film felt pretty repetitive with its foreshadowing of what was to come. After all, I already knew that bad things were going to happen based on the title of the film. Yet, every single scene at the start of the film had characters acting overly superstitious and reminding each other that they will be successful in their mission. I wanted a bit more backstory on each character, rather than their premonitions into the future. This made the script feel pretty bland and poorly written.
From a technical aspect, this film was beautiful with its yellow lighting during the action sequences along with some pretty cool views of black hawk helicopters. If you are a bit squeamish, this film is not for you. There is quite a bit of blood and gore, making me feel a bit nauseas at times, but also bringing the viewer further into the action. Of course, the film was accompanied by a great original score by Hans Zimmer, pulsing along with the action. And as many other war films do, Black Hawk Down has a great compilation soundtrack.
The Bottom Line: This film is great from a technical aspect, but fails to create any solid characters that the audience feels connected to.