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Posted: 2/11/2011 10:07:24 PM EST
Has anyone seen the new SHTF movie coming out on 3-11-11? Looks to be a mix of Transformers and War of the Worlds!

Battle: Los Angeles









Link Posted: 2/17/2011 12:35:31 PM EST
Looks like it may have potential.
Link Posted: 3/13/2011 6:34:08 PM EST
I turned it on for about three minutes during an action scene... and ended up turning it, was pretty cartoonish
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:16:05 AM EST
Saw the movie in theaters and thought it was good, similar to Independence Day but has a lot more ground combat and small arms involved.

Overall I would give it a 4 out of 5
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:45:29 AM EST
Saw it with my brother yesterday. Best flick I have seen since Zombie Land. Nice action, great effects and lots of ground combat. If you liked Independence Day, you will like this one.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:29:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By USACQ:
I turned it on for about three minutes during an action scene... and ended up turning it, was pretty cartoonish


This was the TV special not the movie right?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 6:14:50 AM EST
Saw it last night. Pretty good. Wish they had had a better advisor for the tactics parts. Being 12 years in combat arms I picked out tons of mistakes. And for anyone that heard and remembers, "Retreat Hell" isn't a quote from WW1, it's from Korea. When the Chinese crossed the boarder and attacked U.S. forces, Marines and Soldiers had to fight their way back south to friendly lines. 3/5's CO said "Retreat Hell, we're just attacking in the other direction!" When the guys making these movies can't even get something like that right, I get pretty critical about the rest of the movie.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:29:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 8:30:18 PM EST by RedneckMalcontent]

Originally Posted By russellmn:
Saw it last night. Pretty good. Wish they had had a better advisor for the tactics parts. Being 12 years in combat arms I picked out tons of mistakes. And for anyone that heard and remembers, "Retreat Hell" isn't a quote from WW1, it's from Korea. When the Chinese crossed the boarder and attacked U.S. forces, Marines and Soldiers had to fight their way back south to friendly lines. 3/5's CO said "Retreat Hell, we're just attacking in the other direction!" When the guys making these movies can't even get something like that right, I get pretty critical about the rest of the movie.


There is a similar quote from Word War One.





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lloyd_W._Williams

A famous saying is attributed to Captain Williams, who was serving as a company commander in the 5th Marines. When advised to withdraw by a French officer at the defensive line just north of the village of Lucy-le-Bocage on June 1, 1918, he is said to have replied: "Retreat? Hell, we just got here!"[1] Captain Williams would not survive the ensuing battle, and was posthumously promoted to major and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.






http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/databook/text/chap2/2_11.htm

Maj. Lloyd W. Williams

Williams, a native of Berryville and 1907 alumnus, was killed on June 12, 1918, after being gassed and wounded by enemy shrapnel in a battle near Chateau-Thierry, France. Williams has been attributed with one of the more famous quotes of World War I: "Retreat? Hell, No!" The story, as officially reported, was that a French major moving with his battalion along a dark road after a general withdrawal had been ordered, told Williams, then a captain and commanding officer of the 51st Company, Fifth Marines, to follow.Williams reported the incident to his battalion commander with the following message: "French drawing back through us. French major ordered me to withdraw with him. Told him to 'go to hell'." A Distinguished Service Cross was later sent to his parents. Williams was the first Virginian known to have died in World War 1. Major Williams Hall is named in his memory.


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