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Posted: 11/1/2009 3:23:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 3:26:44 AM EST by delacrue]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEgYrjH_xNw

Before this scene, three British contractors are taken out by the sniper with the Dragunov. How realistic was it?
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:29:40 AM EST
for one thing rolled ACU sleeves are a no go
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:41:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 3:43:43 AM EST by 1LTfptg]
it sucks for reality.

the Barrett guy doesn't have a cheek weld, they are way too calm and nice to each other, the soldiers are lacking intensity in the fight, (everyone would be trying to get a piece of the action.

they would be calling for ARTY or CAS, (if they were some super high speed recon guys they wouldn't suck so bad on the .50 and could probably hit those guys with their M4's) the soldier is not behind cover or concealment, the Barrett gut can't hit the target when he's still but he can hit a running head shot()...........hell I could go on for days on that crap...............
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:43:03 AM EST
Modern British movies...where people speaking English get subtitles...in English!
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:44:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By 1LTfptg:
it sucks for reality.



No, it just sucks.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:46:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:51:12 AM EST
" your a little left" geez a little? try about 25 feet left. I'm no expert in these matters but to my unexperinced eye that seemed pretty lame in terms of being realistic
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 3:57:00 AM EST
That looks like a really bad movie.


Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:02:10 AM EST
That was horrible..

Clean the ammo,the guy didn't even help the other guy..Instead of each person cleaning a round,the one guy just kept handing the other guy a round..

Plus,the last shot looked like .308 brass falling to the ground out of a .50 cal..

That was just plain retarded.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:23:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By Klatuu:
That looks like a really bad movie.




I searched high and low for a theater that was showing it, drove 2 hours each way to go see it. I thought it was pretty good, I can't speak to the realism of the movie though. I usually go to a movie to be entertained, and this one entertained me.

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:27:57 AM EST
I thought it was an excellent movie. The only thing that really made me roll my eyes was the blood jamming up the Barrett.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:33:21 AM EST
That was stupid and frustrating.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:34:51 AM EST
The sniper scene was very un-realistic and all kinds of fucked.

The scene near the end where the three soldiers cowboy off through the alleys to find the bomber as also really un-realistic to the point of idiocy.

The scene where the dude goes into town to find the house the where little kid lives was just

If you are able to ignore those things, the move was really, really good IMO. Fantastic cinematography and direction, rock solid acting, pretty good pacing.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 4:50:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By thebomber:
That was stupid and frustrating.


Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:08:54 AM EST
I love chiming in on threads about this movie.

This movie was the single most retarded piece of shit ever passed off as a realistic war movie.

" In the Army now" with Pauly Shore was a much more accurate portrayal of the modern Army than this complete pile of decomposing wookie turds.

The level of stupid in this movie cannot be measured by modern retard-o-meters. A completely new way of measuring the amount fuckedupedness in a movie had to be developed after this abortion was released.

Everyone involved in the production, distribution, or advertisement of this steaming bucket of smashed assholes should be shot, set on fire, stabbed, anally raped, then shot again.

I did not like this movie.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:16:15 AM EST
Thought it was an excellent movie.

Brought it in for a buddy who was deployed three years ago training IP's.

He said it was almost dead on.

YMMV.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:17:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By fiver:
The sniper scene was very un-realistic and all kinds of fucked.

The scene near the end where the three soldiers cowboy off through the alleys to find the bomber as also really un-realistic to the point of idiocy.

The scene where the dude goes into town to find the house the where little kid lives was just


Not to mention the three of them were alone out in the middle of the bum fuck desert blowing up UXO...The entire movie made it seem like EOD was a three man team that rolled alone and provided their own security once they got where they were going.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:19:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By leatherpuke:
I love chiming in on threads about this movie.

This movie was the single most retarded piece of shit ever passed off as a realistic war movie.

" In the Army now" with Pauly Shore was a much more accurate portrayal of the modern Army than this complete pile of decomposing wookie turds.

The level of stupid in this movie cannot be measured by modern retard-o-meters. A completely new way of measuring the amount fuckedupedness in a movie had to be developed after this abortion was released.

Everyone involved in the production, distribution, or advertisement of this steaming bucket of smashed assholes should be shot, set on fire, stabbed, anally raped, then shot again.

I did not like this movie.



Don't hold back. Tell us how you really feel.

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:20:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By 69cutlass:
" your a little left" geez a little? try about 25 feet left. I'm no expert in these matters but to my unexperinced eye that seemed pretty lame in terms of being realistic


Agreed.
Spotter should be stating value adjustments for shooter.
Targets inside single layer cinder block structure are sitting ducks against a .50bmg at 850m.
Retained energy is still about 5K ft. lbs. and should have plowed right into the building interior spraying fragments everywhere.

Shooter has mag feeding issue during engagement. Jeez, just strip the rounds, clean and hand feed
into chamber instead of an assembly line of bumble f*cking around with "spit and spin".


Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:52:45 AM EST
I thought it was a pretty good movie as far as entertainment goes. It didn't stick to realism a lot but then, it wasn't a true story or anything so I wasn't planning on it being super realistic. The sniper scene was horrible though (blood jamming a gun) and hitting a dude on the run that he couldn't hit while still.

I liked the movie and I bought it. It's entertainment.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 5:58:15 AM EST
Brought it in for a buddy who was deployed three years ago training IP's.

He said it was almost dead on.

YMMV.


My mileage does indeed vary.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 6:04:56 AM EST


its basically a running joke among the EOD community. there was almost nothing even close to realistic in the film other than the settings, which looked real good.

whenever somebody is about to do something real stupid, we tell them to "slow down there, hurt locker..."
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 6:09:43 AM EST
Yeah cause EOD beebops through Iraq with no escort. Yeah that happens!!
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:30:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By TNROBOCOP:
Thought it was an excellent movie.

Brought it in for a buddy who was deployed three years ago training IP's.

He said it was almost dead on.

YMMV.


your buddy needs to get out more.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:00:04 AM EST
The tactical parts of the movie are, as others have said, utterly ridiculous.

The psychological parts, the main focus of the movie, are spot on. You have no idea how much I could relate to the cereal aisle scene.

NTM
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:06:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By leatherpuke:
I love chiming in on threads about this movie.

This movie was the single most retarded piece of shit ever passed off as a realistic war movie.

" In the Army now" with Pauly Shore was a much more accurate portrayal of the modern Army than this complete pile of decomposing wookie turds.

The level of stupid in this movie cannot be measured by modern retard-o-meters. A completely new way of measuring the amount fuckedupedness in a movie had to be developed after this abortion was released.

Everyone involved in the production, distribution, or advertisement of this steaming bucket of smashed assholes should be shot, set on fire, stabbed, anally raped, then shot again.

I did not like this movie.


THIS

Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:51:53 PM EST
My fav scene..

Everyone be still.. watch the target.. Here take a sip from this BRIGHT ASS MYLAR REFLECTIVE CAPRI SUN DRINK PACKET.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:54:25 PM EST
did they take that 50 from a dead guy or just his ammo
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:56:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
The psychological parts, the main focus of the movie, are spot on. You have no idea how much I could relate to the cereal aisle scene.


That is also what one of my friends told me.


Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:59:14 PM EST
It's a movie.

Not a documentary.

You want realism don't look for it in Hollywood.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:02:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
The tactical parts of the movie are, as others have said, utterly ridiculous.

The psychological parts, the main focus of the movie, are spot on. You have no idea how much I could relate to the cereal aisle scene.

NTM


I pretty much thought the entire movie was crap, both from both a tactical and psychological standpoint - but the cereal aisle scene did hit home.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:03:19 PM EST
funny thing is that i was saying the same thing to my g/f tonight. "spit and rub, spit and rub!"
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:08:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By OFFascist:
Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
The psychological parts, the main focus of the movie, are spot on. You have no idea how much I could relate to the cereal aisle scene.


That is also what one of my friends told me.




I don't get it...
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:12:31 PM EST
I liked it. I figured there was nothing realistic about their tactics, but It did a good job to make you appreciate how difficult the mission is.

I was just happy to watch a war movie where modern day USGI's weren't raping and killing innocent villagers. Hollywood loves to make Americans the bad guys. I'll bet this director never works again.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:18:02 PM EST
Just another "war movie" I'm glad i didn't go see.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:20:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
The tactical parts of the movie are, as others have said, utterly ridiculous.

The psychological parts, the main focus of the movie, are spot on. You have no idea how much I could relate to the cereal aisle scene.

NTM


I pretty much thought the entire movie was crap, both from both a tactical and psychological standpoint - but the cereal aisle scene did hit home.


I haven't seen the movie, what's the cereal aisle scene? Got a youtube link?
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:26:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 8:28:19 PM EST by daemon734]
Originally Posted By weptek911:
I liked it. I figured there was nothing realistic about their tactics, but It did a good job to make you appreciate how difficult the mission is.

I was just happy to watch a war movie where modern day USGI's weren't raping and killing innocent villagers. Hollywood loves to make Americans the bad guys. I'll bet this director never works again.


so, we have an over-the-top adrenaline junkie team leader who endangers the lives of everyone around him, a senior team member who openly discusses fragging said team leader, and a suicidal junior member whose mind seems to be constantly in danger of splitting apart. yep, it sure portrays us in a great light... maybe I should write the director and personally thanks her...

I go to movies to be entertained, but in a film that is about real world events I expect a modicum of realism. I'm not super picky even, I don't watch movies and bitch that their holsters aren't period correct or the brass is the wrong size, but this one is so completely fucked it isn't even funny. Its like watching a movie about the Alamo and seeing Davy Crockett pull up on a skateboard.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:30:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
The tactical parts of the movie are, as others have said, utterly ridiculous.

The psychological parts, the main focus of the movie, are spot on. You have no idea how much I could relate to the cereal aisle scene.

NTM


I pretty much thought the entire movie was crap, both from both a tactical and psychological standpoint - but the cereal aisle scene did hit home.


I haven't seen the movie, what's the cereal aisle scene? Got a youtube link?


I can give you a link, but I don't think I can explain it.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:32:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Originally Posted By 53vortec:
Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
The tactical parts of the movie are, as others have said, utterly ridiculous.

The psychological parts, the main focus of the movie, are spot on. You have no idea how much I could relate to the cereal aisle scene.

NTM


I pretty much thought the entire movie was crap, both from both a tactical and psychological standpoint - but the cereal aisle scene did hit home.


I haven't seen the movie, what's the cereal aisle scene? Got a youtube link?


Link Posted: 11/1/2009 8:50:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2009 8:52:46 PM EST by Aikibiker]
Cereal Aisle scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PgbNQU3cYo

I got a hadji copy of it. It kept the boredom away for a few hours, I wasn't looking for anything else.

Edit: I got beat like a red headed step child there.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 9:07:20 PM EST
Ya, settings were pretty good but everything was a JOKE, the way they talked, drinking, smoking inside, wondering around the desert alone, leaving base to chase a kid, coming back on alone saying you "were at a whore house" WTF??? i saw this director on the Daily Show talking about the movie and how she wanted it to feel real and what not, guess you gave up. now i'm not looking to see a 100% correct movie which really isn't even possible but the small things like using the correct rank, how they talk to each other, and at least a little bit of tactical reality. all in all this movie blows and should be taken with a few grains of sand.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 9:17:55 PM EST
maybe because it's out of context, but I'm still not sure I get the cereal isle scene. someone care to enlighten my ignorant self?
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 9:29:54 PM EST
WTF was that shit?
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 9:52:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By TheManInBlack:
maybe because it's out of context, but I'm still not sure I get the cereal isle scene. someone care to enlighten my ignorant self?


Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:15:15 PM EST
3 kills at 850 yards with a Drag? Good luck. And oh yeah, blood always causes failures to feed
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:36:15 PM EST
I wasted time watching that whole clip???? I kept thinking it would get better, but no.... ugh - not going to rent that movie!
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:52:24 PM EST
full retard. movie sucked more than a chick flick.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 10:57:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By Russkie:
Originally Posted By TheManInBlack:
maybe because it's out of context, but I'm still not sure I get the cereal isle scene. someone care to enlighten my ignorant self?




My guess is after being away in the shitholes of the world, and coming back to the excesses of our society, it all seems so ridiculous. Not a soldier, but been there many times.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 11:47:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mateba:
Originally Posted By Russkie:
Originally Posted By TheManInBlack:
maybe because it's out of context, but I'm still not sure I get the cereal isle scene. someone care to enlighten my ignorant self?




My guess is after being away in the shitholes of the world, and coming back to the excesses of our society, it all seems so ridiculous. Not a soldier, but been there many times.

yeah, I would have to agree with that.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:00:31 AM EST
The cereal aisle scene is that WTF moment you get when you come back home and realize that even though you have been going 100mph for a year or more nothing has gone anywhere at home. You feel like you have changed so much and nothing at home has changed at all, but everything is still different and feels unreal. Or maybe not, I just notice how fat the people are and how many new buildings have gone up in my absence.

Are you trying to learn how to be an l33t EOD operator from that movie? Dude it was made by hollywood not Magpul. Let it go and get what enjoyment you can out of it. Laugh at the stupid parts cheer at the action scenes and then turn it off at the end and be happy that you downloaded it for free instead of paying money for it.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:37:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:

Originally Posted By Mateba:
Originally Posted By Russkie:
Originally Posted By TheManInBlack:
maybe because it's out of context, but I'm still not sure I get the cereal isle scene. someone care to enlighten my ignorant self?




My guess is after being away in the shitholes of the world, and coming back to the excesses of our society, it all seems so ridiculous. Not a soldier, but been there many times.

yeah, I would have to agree with that.


This. I also remember be blown away by all the color that was around after a couple months of nothing but tans, browns, and light green. I remember staring at the black boots and dark green pines when we were picked up in Frankfort.
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