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    If you liked the movie Jarhead try reading the book. Im not one for reading alot but the book has more action in it than the movie does


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    If you're into war movies, I suggest checking out Band of Brothers. It was a mini-series that ran on HBO awhile back. It follows the men of Easy Company during WWII, and even has interviews with the men that the characters are based on. Pretty good IMHO.

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    Please allow my 2 cents. I feel that the movie while not full of "blood & guts" did an excellent job of depicting the psychological effects of war fare. I myself was a Scout with 3/1 STA in desert storm. We saw action. 2/7 however did not. It is very frustrating for that particular "skill" to be pounded into your head, and then sit, and not shoot anything. Mabye it was not very entertaining, but i felt it was good. Semper Fi!

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    So how the hell do you go from STA to being a buckethead?

    I suppose you have great skill at a strategically placed and timed shot of water on the fire from a concealed position.

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    Some of the guys I know were in the war and they said it was actually pretty accurate about the fact of the amount of action they saw and stuff like that. I thought it was a good movie though and I agree with whoever said the one liners were good!

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    greatest war movie of all time is Dr Strangelove. Havent seen Jarhead yet but because my officer keeps ordering me to get it with my personal money to watch at the station, dont think I will.

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    I watched Jarhead last week. Pretty good movie, but I thought the ending was a bit of a let down. I suppose that was the intended message.

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    Personally, I dont care for any movie with Jake Gyllenhall or whatever his name is. Look at the crap he has made:

    Bubble Boy
    Donnie Darko
    AND BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    and other crap I cant remember

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    Finally rented it. Turned it off after the first hour. I got the point that troops were bored out of their skulls during Desert Shield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86
    Finally rented it. Turned it off after the first hour. I got the point that troops were bored out of their skulls during Desert Shield.
    Lived the suck, no need to watch it.
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    He was in The Day After Tomorrow and October Sky....which was pretty good about the rockets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985
    Personally, I dont care for any movie with Jake Gyllenhall or whatever his name is. Look at the crap he has made:

    Bubble Boy
    Donnie Darko
    AND BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
    and other crap I cant remember

    "But, he'll see the big board"
    I found Donnie Darko to be a good movie thats me though bubble boy i've watched once I chuckled at parts but did not find it spectacular and brokeback mountain I have no watched yet.

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    honestly, i was first attracked to see it when the trailers came out and the Kanye West song was in it, though, i failed to actually go to the theatre...8.50 for a ticket?! it's like oil! but anyways, i just rented it and loved it. It really did capture less violence of warfare but more 'behind the action' type of film: the physological aspect, down time, training, etc. And, i think it did carry a very low political undertone, which made it great. it kind of released 'supliminal' messages about the war and politics at the time

    i think its worth seeing, not too long like those 3 hour movies these days...for 3 hours, i'd rather spend my 8bucks doing other things...

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    Thumbs down Jarhead

    For the first time I broke my own rule and bought a movie before I had seen it. It wasn't what I was hoping for. I like a good sniper movie (or book) but he never fired a shot. It had a few laughs like the guy setting off the flares and chasing off the reporters. I hate reporters!
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    Truckie59 and DennistheMenace....Semper Fi Leathernecks.

    I lived the suck and I watched it. The book was better, but the movie was still ok. If you read the book you'd understand the movie. Not all movies need to instill unreal glory and adrenaline factor of war to those whom have no idea. This movie wasn't about warfighting, it was about a individual Marine's experience and reflected what he experienced in his 'combat zone.' It also depicted very real like emotions or what is called the 'fog of war' and some of the dealings of life in the 'box' during Desert Shield/Storm.

    2 books I have to recommend to vets and one (the first listed) for all those whom deal with soceity like we do are the following:

    1. On Killing by Lt. Col. Bill Grossman

    2. On Combat also by Lt. Col. Bill Grossman

    The on killing book is eye opening on why people kill and the success military programs have increased their firing/kill rates in combat to over 95% from 50 to 55% in WW 2. Also why soceity is becoming more violent despite falling crime rates.

    The on combat book is great for any combat vet to understand the things physically, physiologically and psychologically when under combat that they never told us or explained to us.

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    A group of me and my buddies watched Jarhead while in Iraq. We didn't even finish watching it... Definitely wouldn't be one to watch with the wife.

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