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    it was a bad full metal jacket......rent it
     
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    anti-war, war movie?
     
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    I also saw the movie, and the story wasn't terrible, but it's difficult to pay attention to it when everyone is looking for whether it's taking a pro or anti-war stance.

    The story, about the coming obsoleteness of certain parts of the military, was an interesting one.

    There was plenty of make-you-wanna-cry bull shit, like a horse walking around abandoned. The beginning of the movie has some funny lines as well. The end was pretty bad, too many loose ends loosely tied up.

    All in all, you probably won't miss anything if you wait to rent it.
     
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    All I had to see was preview of running PT in gas masks to know that I didn't need to relive that decade.
     
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    I figured it would be bad--just a bunch of actors pretending to be soldiers and saying "Hoo Rah" every five seconds and glorifying war--a production in conjunction with the military to boost recruitment numbers. :gives:
     
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    Yeah, kinda like a bunch of liberal actors pretending to be politicians, Now that's funny stuff. :funnyface
     
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    Yeah, I guess that's kinda like conservative automatons pretending to be human. Ho ho ho ho ho! Hee hee hee hee! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! :banana:
     
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    Well good. Ya happy now? You've been around all afternoon just lookin for a response to some dumb ass comment you've made. Now go to bed kid. :)
     
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    Oh, don't be a spoiled sport P-man. :laugh:
     
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    So, you don't like movies in which the actors... pretend to be other people?

    Actually, I've heard it takes no stance on war at all, really.

    But, wasn't the book it was based on very critical of the Marine Corp?

    I think a lot of people (not just on the board, this is a blanket statement) on both sides of the political spectrum need to stop judging movies based on their politics, or trying to find political leanings in movies when there are none. It's silly.

    Case in point: Platoon and Saving Private Ryan. Two of the greatest war movies ever made, we can all agree on that, no? However, both are very anti-war, I think, or at least both show war to be senseless and ultimately nobody "wins". So, do the more conservative folks on the board dislike these movies because of this?
     

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