I also don't know how well this 2001 drama represents the events of October 3 and 4, 1993, though I can see that it represents them in a realist vein, referring to other war movies without becoming frivolous.
Black Hawk Down makes that point without preachment, in precise and pitiless imagery. And for that reason alone it takes its place on the very short list of the unforgettable movies about war and its ineradicable and immeasurable costs.
Tremendous, brilliant movie. The Blu-Ray version is just out of this world, with surround sound on its like actually being there and the picture quality is truly amazing, worth every penny that's for sure. Its just a shame its based on actual events, where this stuff really happened, but as a movie and what they did with it, it really puts you right there. All in all I definitely give this 2 thumbs up.
Such an interesting story on so many levels - political, tactical, humanitarian, personal - it is worth watching again and again. My wife recoils at the violence, but if you can look beyond it is a rewarding 2+ hours.