Only the Brave Movie Premiere in Los Angeles
Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly, Taylor Kitsch and Miles Teller star in a drama about the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who battled against the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona in 2013
Bader Studios Los Angeles was on the red carpet for the movie premiere of “Only the Brave”.
As the fires die down in California, the timely dramatic movie that depicts history of putting together a unit of professional men in a tense situation and watching them deal with it is front and center in the new movie, “Only the Brave”. This fast moving and vigorously acted review of the tragic loss of 19 top-tier firefighters in Arizona’s Yarnell Hill blaze in June 2013 most directly follows such recent true-life-derived action hits as American Sniper and Lone Survivor.
The members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were all just regular guys, but they were also members of a true elite, the best of the best fraternity of men who risked their lives containing fast-spreading wildfires. They were mostly go-get-em can-do types with a penchant for messing around and downing a few off-duty – but all that would immediately be put aside when danger called. However variable and volatile they may have been off-duty, they were Medal of Honor material on the job.
Josh Brolin strongly conveys the brawn, brains and confidence of any foot soldier would want in a leader, and James Badge Dale offers fine backup as the second-in-command. Teller so convincingly embodies a massively loathsome young lout at the outset that it’s hard to believe you can at least somewhat come around to believing he’s reformed by the end. Jennifer Connelly is unusually spirited as Supe’s deeply invested wife.