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Posted: 8/12/2005 6:32:33 AM EDT

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Looks interesting, but a little too much like Over There for my taste. I haven't read the book by Anthony Swofford which this is based on, but I've heard he is hardly a role model for other Marines, and the book is a slanted look at Desert Storm.

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:47:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
but I've heard he is hardly a role model for other Marines, and the book is a slanted look at Desert Storm.



yup. movie is most likely going to be more anti-military/America/republican bullshit.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:50:03 AM EDT
No one called me looking for a consultant...

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 6:56:24 AM EDT
Looks like a lib movie.........I'll pass
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:02:25 AM EDT
I read the book.It wasnt bad,and it did paint a realistic picture of life in the USMC.

But I have heard that Swafford really leans toward the left and has been showing his dislike for current war etc.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:28:18 AM EDT
I'll give you a free preview, assuming the movie is anything like the book.

The main character is a whining pussy who, despite being a Marine sniper, is a huge shitbird. He tells military urban legends as if they happened to him, which he probably thought he could get away with since noone who has been in the Marines would read that piece of shit cover to cover.

He brags about doing all kinds of wonderful things, like putting a gun to another Marine's head, and seems to feel traumatized even though his combat experience, if he has any, is minor. I don't recall him saying anything about actually fighting.

I'm going to go out on a limb and sum his movie and book up in three words. Fucking liberal bullshit.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:41:22 AM EDT
Yeah, I'll probably pass. FMJ is about the only realistic movie about the 'Corps.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:46:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By joker581:
I'll give you a free preview, assuming the movie is anything like the book.

The main character is a whining pussy who, despite being a Marine sniper, is a huge shitbird. He tells military urban legends as if they happened to him, which he probably thought he could get away with since noone who has been in the Marines would read that piece of shit cover to cover.

He brags about doing all kinds of wonderful things, like putting a gun to another Marine's head, and seems to feel traumatized even though his combat experience, if he has any, is minor. I don't recall him saying anything about actually fighting.

I'm going to go out on a limb and sum his movie and book up in three words. Fucking liberal bullshit.



That pretty much nails it on the head. I read the book once and then used it for field-expedient tp.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 7:48:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By joker581:
I'll give you a free preview, assuming the movie is anything like the book.

The main character is a whining pussy who, despite being a Marine sniper, is a huge shitbird. He tells military urban legends as if they happened to him, which he probably thought he could get away with since noone who has been in the Marines would read that piece of shit cover to cover.

He brags about doing all kinds of wonderful things, like putting a gun to another Marine's head, and seems to feel traumatized even though his combat experience, if he has any, is minor. I don't recall him saying anything about actually fighting.

I'm going to go out on a limb and sum his movie and book up in three words. Fucking liberal bullshit.



+1
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:36:05 AM EDT
IIRC, he never fired a shot in anger, but have a close encounter with a booby-trap. Might be good gun porn.

And the book sucked!
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:40:34 AM EDT
Looks like a movie where a young kid bites off way more than he can chew and his world falls apart around him.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:41:54 AM EDT
I read two chapters and gave the book to someone so they wouldn't BUY another copy

they didnt like it either and they gave it to somone else

I'm proud to say We stopped to purchases
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:43:24 AM EDT
Joker's review seems to sum it up completely when I read it. I did find stirring shit with a pole and diesel fuel humorous however.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:48:17 AM EDT
Looks like one of those artsy fartsy Thin Red Line movies to me.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 9:55:32 AM EDT
That sad-sack mofo that wrote Jarhead needs to be stood up against the wall right next to Scott Ritter and Cpl Hassoun.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:02:20 AM EDT
If the movie has a soundtrack like the preview it'll be trash. Good lord... that's probably the worst music I've ever heard for a Marine/War movie. Amazing how music can make something look so bad. if they had some sort of amped up action music it might have made it look better somehow.

I'll wait for some reviews on here before I plunk down the money. No doubt someone around here will see it and review it for us.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:21:27 AM EDT
Don't go to see it expecting much action either. The book might as well be titled "I spent my late teenage angst years in the Marines".
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:46:40 AM EDT
Yesterday Rush listed ten Left Wing anti American movies that will be released soon. This was one of them.

I love military movies but I will pass on this one. If I want to hear military basing i will just tune into Al Franken on the raido or something.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 11:00:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By joker581:
I'll give you a free preview, assuming the movie is anything like the book.

The main character is a whining pussy who, despite being a Marine sniper, is a huge shitbird. He tells military urban legends as if they happened to him, which he probably thought he could get away with since noone who has been in the Marines would read that piece of shit cover to cover.

He brags about doing all kinds of wonderful things, like putting a gun to another Marine's head, and seems to feel traumatized even though his combat experience, if he has any, is minor. I don't recall him saying anything about actually fighting.

I'm going to go out on a limb and sum his movie and book up in three words. Fucking liberal bullshit.



Joker hit the nail on the head......The book sucked and was full of nothing but garbage. How he even managed to fill that many pages of his book with barely any combat experiences defies belief...
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