American Hustle And Silver Linings Playbook By David O. Russell

783 Words Aug 9th, 2015 4 Pages
As a kid everyone dreamed of finding a treasure map. This treasure map would lead you through an adventurous path of traps, bad guys, and high speed chases to end at a magnificent trove beyond your wildest dreams. In a round about way this is what the movie Three Kings is based on. The movie was directed by David O. Russell who also had a hand in other movies such as American Hustle and Silver Linings Playbook. It starts off with an army solider finding a document which turns out to be a map that discloses the location of a huge amount of gold stolen from Kuwait. A group of soldiers decide to not brief the chain of command and go off to find the treasure for themselves. As everyone knows being selfish doesn’t pay off and they run into a host of problems one being a member of their group is captured and tortured.

The main characters of the film are Army Reserve Sergeant First Class Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg), he is the one that finds the map. Private First Class Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze), he is killed after being shot during a rescue attempt. Staff Sergeant Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) is the one that Walhberg takes the ‘Iraqi ass map’ to at the start of the movie. Major Archie Gates (George Clooney) and Specialist Walter Wogeman (Jamie Kennedy) including the journalist Cathy Daitch (Judy Greer) and television reporter Adriana Cruz (Nora Dunn) round out the rest of the main cast.

The setting for the movie is March of 1991 with a cease fire during Operation Desert Storm. The…

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