The general perception is that when soldiers come home from Iraq, their problems instantly vanish-but that’s simply not the case. The enemy may no longer be planting IEDs for them to drive over or firing bullets at their heads, but the memories of war never truly leave the psyche.
Jason Hall’s directorial debut, Thank You for Your Service, is a powerful character study on the long-term effects of war on a human mind. This is the first honest portrayal of a soldier’s life at home after the war. With only two scenes taking place in Iraq, Hall’s film centers on the return to civilian life, and the result is an experience that should help real life veterans. Continue reading “‘Thank You for Your Service’: A powerful character study on war”