'The Hornet's Nest' shows bravery, brutal reality of war - WSMV News 4

'The Hornet's Nest' shows bravery, brutal reality of war

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Just in time for summer blockbuster season, there's an action movie hitting theaters. But this one is all reality, and some of the stars could very well be a hero living right next door.

Everything you'll see in the documentary The Hornet's Nest is real, including the bleeding and the dying. This isn't Hollywood. There are no actors.

On screen are the men and women of the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, specifically the 327th Infantry, known as the No Slack Battalion.

The movie opened Friday at a packed Regal theater in Clarksville, full of Fort Campbell families.

"I'm glad my husband won't be going anymore. It was very good and probably the most realistic military movie I've ever seen, and we've seen a lot of them," said moviegoer Amanda Lima, who is married to a soldier.

The film is all documented through the eyes of a veteran war journalist and his son, who were embedded with the 101st for years.

It's inspiring and, at times, heartbreaking.

"It was incredible. I was in tears many times, thinking about the families here and the families back home," said moviegoer Terry Campbell, a soldier's wife.

"Just to be able to sit here and see what they are doing, what they are going through, and the lengths of effort they're going through to do what they can for the folks back home," said Capt. Chris Campbell, chaplain for the 101st Airborne.

The chaplain's emotion is understandable, speaking about the film just a few miles from the military post so affected by the War on Terrorism.

"The feelings of the families who would be seeing it and the soldiers in the theater who were there, some of them, when this was happening. So I think all of America should be seeing this movie," Terry Campbell said.

For more information, and to find The Hornet's Nest in a theater near you, visit: http://hornetsnestresources.com/country/.

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