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    So I went on friday and saw Jarhead....the movie about Desert Storm, I have to admit it was good because I love war movies but it seemed to concentrate more on him more than the actual war and fighting and even the politics of it...

    Also about a 5 weeks ago I saw Lord of War and that is probaly my favorite movie of 2005...I mean just to see how one man funded all these civil wars in third world countries is amazing...


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    Last movie I saw was The Cave which I thought was pretty good. Next movie I'll see (or rather get dragged to) will most likely be the next Harry Potter one. My wife is a big fan of the series so guess what? Two tickets for Harry Potter please.
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    I won't be wasting my money on it. Haven't gone to the theaters since We Were Soldiers came out. Most of the movies are crap.

    Clint Eastwood has a movie coming out next year on the battle of Iwo Jima based on "Flags of Our Fathers" a story of the 6 flag raisers of the SECOND raising on Mt. Suribachi. It has a good deal of potential.
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    I saw it. It was ok...but it wasn't anything to brag about. I did get some good chuckles out of the crowd of people watching the movie.

    Alot of people just had their mouths wide open the entire length of the movie. They were just in complete awe. I felt like asking them if they live in some kind of fantasy world of pink roses. The movie wasn't even really that graphic.

    I loved the one liners though...

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    I havent seen it but I think im going Friday. So I guess its worth the time.

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    I don't remember the last movie I saw in the theater. It's been a couple of months but I want to see this. And the up and coming Harry Potter~my mother and I see them together. Ya most movies are stupid and getting stupider, the tv shows are more interesting now, pluss the radio stations are also playing anoying songs(well by me they are.)
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    Boy it sucked in "The Suck". Lived the real thing, I will wait until it comes out on DVD.
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    I haven't been to a theatre in years. I am so cheap, no realy it is they are so overpriced. I wait until it comes out on demand, or DVD. It did look like a good flick from the ads though, but they can make any crap look good.

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    Movies made recently seem to be more intended to put out a political point than to entertain us.
    That's why I haven't been inside a theater since"The Country Bears"(Think of "The Blues Brothers"geared for children)came out and my nieces wanted to see it.

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    I'll bet it did.I spent that time moving bargeloads of military cargo around the Memphis harbor and couldn't get back in the Navy.I thought"defense critical industries"exemptions went out after WWII but that's why I couldn't go.
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    Haven't seen it, and won't pay $8, maybe $2.50 on DVD.

    I read the book, and was not impressed. He had a very negative attitude about the Corps. Swofford struck me as your typical sea lawyer. There are much better stories of the Gulf War out there-read "Spare Parts", by Buzz Williams.

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    From what I have read this is a, "wait for the DVD movie." I have not read the book but the I have read the reviews. I will stick to the History Channel and the Military Channel for now.

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    I'll probably go and see it next weekend, but the one movie I definately aint waisting my money on is Rent. I'll save my $8 thank you.

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    Do not think the movie is anti-Marine Corp, or anti-military in general. "Swof" makes it clear he made a mistake joining the marines, and could not wait to get out. But he did not disparage the Marines or the military in general. The movie did show both the good and bad side (hopefully realisticly) of the military and our operations over there in 1990/1991. I can't vouch for any differences between the book and movie though.

    Would anyone say the FMJ was anti-marine corp/miltary? not many. I thought of this film as Gulf War Part 1 done in a similar style as FMJ.

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    Default not that great....

    Saw it. Wasn't that great. Denitley deceived by the previews on TV. Don't waste your money folks. Its a good rental for a rainy day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairman
    Saw it. Wasn't that great. Denitley deceived by the previews on TV. Don't waste your money folks. Its a good rental for a rainy day.

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    I'm curious to see it but will wait for it to come out on DVD. Since I'm a Desert Shield/Storm vet, M1A1 Abrams tank driver with First Cav, I'm interested in seeing their take on the war.
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    I saw that movie with my girlfriend, dad, and brother the night before I left for Houston and eventually for Iraq.....probably not the best time for that, lol.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berks2Montco84
    I saw that movie with my girlfriend, dad, and brother the night before I left for Houston and eventually for Iraq.....probably not the best time for that, lol.....
    Ahh, your not the first to make that mistake.

    My little brother decided to take the girlfriend to see "We Were Soldiers" in the days before he deployed to the Gulf a few years back.

    That sure made for some emotionally charged "Discussions" in the last days before he left.

    Definitely Not a reccomended practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell
    Ahh, your not the first to make that mistake.

    My little brother decided to take the girlfriend to see "We Were Soldiers" in the days before he deployed to the Gulf a few years back.

    That sure made for some emotionally charged "Discussions" in the last days before he left.

    Definitely Not a reccomended practice.
    You know, you could have told me that a few weeks ago......not that it would have mattered. Either way my girlfriend will still resent me for doing this.....

    It affected me more, I think I got more homesick that night that I have the whole time since I've left. I was like, "Well there goes enjoying my last night at home," lol...

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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.

    Just couldn't resist that one - one Former Marine to another.
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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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