Typical Hollywood Spin on the Military.

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    have any of you watched Generation Kill at all.

    What a despicable display of the Norman Hollywood take on the Military.

    It claims to follow an elite marine unit through the initial invasion phase of Iraq.

    However in typical Hollywood Fashion they show these guys to be complete bumbling Baboons, and idiots. It portrays the entire thing as a series of fuck ups and BS.

    I met a guy just back from Iraq the other day, and don't get me wrong he said we made some mistake, but he also said if he met the maker of Generation Kill he would shoot the "motherfucker" for their inaccurate and unkind portrayal of what he called one of the most elite and professional units in our Military.
     
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    I admit I have not watched it but I looked it up just now ...
    "Generation Kill" (2008)

    There have been horrible movies made about our Armed Forces in each and every war we have been involved with.

    Hollywood = Movies
    Movie Maker's = Make movies that will make a LOT of money on ticket sales (wrong or right)

    I have the upmost respect for each and every American that has served.

    The first movie that came to my mind, (when I read your post, Charles), was "Apocalypse Now". It won 2 Oscars. A lot of people believe that movie was "one of the best" - I thought it was a horrible portrayal of our men in unifom.

    I wasn't crazy about "Tora, Tora, Tora", either.

    In my opinion only.
     
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    What else would you expect from the general extreme lefty people in Hollyweird?
     
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    I thought "Stripes" was pretty accurate.
     
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    Well.... Full Metal Jacket brings back memories of Basic Training for me at times....

    Still don't mean that the general interpretation coming from Hollyweird about the military is not very skewed and agenda driven against the armed forces
     
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    It's funny you should say that. A friend of mine who is an ex Marine said the exact same thing to me the other day.
     
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    You wouldn't recognize Marine Boot camp anymore.
     
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    That movie..the first half, the boot camp half was, I thought, rather good.

    The second half, which took place in Viet Nam, was an embarrassing mess.

    Didn't they have anyone with military experience telling them anything about tactics?

    The field tactics those guys employed were absurd.

    Clusterfucks all over the place, those guys would not have lasted long in the bush, and I though that half of the movie was pure hokem.

    I thought it insulted Marines to be honest.
     
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    You cats are in for a rude awakening if youre looking to Hollywood for a truthful depiction of anything... except for may the new Oliver Stone movie "W".
     
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    Having got that "tour" under my belt, Full Metal Jacket was more like when I went to boot camp than when I was a Drill Instructor. R Lee Ermy just protrayed everything bad in a Drill Instructor all rolled into one package. He played the part to a "t". A Drill Instructor like that when I was on the street wouldn't last a single platoon without being relieved for cause because of his sadisitc brutality.

    It was a job. While it wasn't hard to lose sight of that considering the pressure you're under, those that did usually didn't complete their tours. People never seem to realize the pressure the Hat is under. You do everything the recruits do, PLUS you have to be perfect in every way at all times, and somehow manage to slip the real world in there. Recruits don't have to do anything but be recruits. The get 3 meals a day and a minimum 7 hours in the rack. A junior hat working lights to lights his first platoon, and sometimes a second one is going from 0530 to 2200, and THEN has to take care of his own shit before he can hit the rack for about 4 hours of sleep. If there are only 2 hats, it's just as bad. Duty Drill Instructor every-other-day and usually a split shit of one from 0530-1900 and the other from 0700 to 2200, the latter also being the duty Drill Instructor.

    Think that sleep deprivation over 13 weeks won't fuck your mind? Try it. It's REAL Easy to see recruits as "things" and to hate them.
     

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