Netflix has given us the chance to revisit this almost-forgotten Samuel L. Jackson thriller. Which is a gamble that seems to be working, because this 2003 movie is now dominating the charts this week. We are here to introduce you to a star-studded film called Basic. Step into our office, and we’ll explain why we might be here for this underseen gem.
In the film:
“During a special operations training mission in Panama, four U.S. soldiers are killed mysteriously, and their leader, Sgt. Nathan West (Samuel L. Jackson), goes missing. A military investigator, Capt. Julia Osborne (Connie Nielsen), has trouble convincing the two survivors to talk about what happened that night. A more experienced investigator, Tom Hardy (John Travolta), is brought in to crack the case. However, when the survivors do start talking, their stories differ from one another.”
Basic was directed by John McTiernan. It was written by James Vanderbilt. The movie stars Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, John Travolta, Tim Daly, Brian Van Holt, and Roselyn Sánchez.
I want to check out anything with Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, and Tim Daly. They each represent a different part of my pop culture-riddled brain. Seeing them together might summon Captain Planet or something. However, that is a risk I am willing to take.
If you are not as jazzed as I am about putting this on your watchlist, watch the trailer below.
Have you had a chance to watch Basic on Netflix, yet? Where does it fall on your list of favorite Samuel L. Jackson movies? Let me know at @misssharai.