The severity of the attack during the operation, similar to the series of events concerning the seals’ actions, created the pressure to accurately represent the real story.
According to Marcus Luttrell, the “intel on the numbers kept changing. And then when [the seals] got overrun, it was such a large force that numbers have been speculated anywhere from 60 to 80 to 80 to over 100” (The ‘Lone Survivor’ Tells The Story).
I was first introduced to the movie after my dad read the book, and I have been intrigued by the story ever since. I found the extensive training that the actors portrayed extremely interesting and also enjoyed learning about Marcus Luttrell's contribution to the production of the film.
I think it is important for everyone to realize the dedication found in accurately portraying the events from both the actors and director along with the pressure from the military in the creation of the movie.
Marcus Luttrell believes
“they did a great job with what they had to work with. [They] cut it down to just the bare bones of what it was supposed to be”
(The ‘Lone Survivor’ Tells The Story).
Marcus’ acceptance of the film exemplifies the understanding that
“there’s gonna be some stuff that gets dropped or some stuff that gets switched around” however he “believes they achieved that balance”