Can Hollywood make a good movie about Iraq? - Page 2




 
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December 19th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
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What about behind enemy lines?
Possibly one of the worst military movies I've seen. Just the final scene frustrated the hell out of me (the shootout/rescue on the ice). I hated it for it's stupidity and inaccuracy. Also tiny little details like the rescue group soldiers having painted their faces with cam cream, but necks, hands and ears as white as rice. I wanted to yell at the TV throughout the entire flick.
December 19th, 2004  
Trevor
 
A war movie about Iraq? I think that it would be too soon to make it to be politically correct right now. I think that's why there hasnb't been a feature film about 9/11 yet, although, they did make a movie about the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch.
December 19th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
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Originally Posted by AussieNick
I wanted to yell at the TV throughout the entire flick.
im sure we could make a VERY long list of stupid things that people do in "military" movies

band of brothers was the last decent military themed show i have seen

my pet peeve is people running around with their fingers on the trigger, even when there is no one in sight
#2 is people not confirming a kill before moving on. im not sure if this is standard practice but i know i would do it, i dont want to be shot in the back!!
#3 endless magazines/not showing changing magazines
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December 19th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
The thing with Behind Enemy Lines is that the pilot has an amazing ability to dodge a massive barrage of automatic rifle fire, and yet manages to kill several enemies with his pistol as he runs. What ever training they gave that guy, they need to give it to everyone. They'd have a Zero casualty rate, and a 100% success rate.
December 19th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
lol
he must have been taught to fire the pistol by the same guy who taught Jack Bauer, James Bond and Austin Powers.

i hear its an elite school and invite only....
December 19th, 2004  
rocco
 
my ideas are hella original.. and yes i agree with hating war inaccuracy like the face paint... one part i did not like about saving private ryan was when they started throwing morters with their hands... maybe its possible, but its just too hollywod.

this problem extends to hollywood fight scenes, hollywood is still in kung fu era. face it, that s&$% does not work in real life, not a single kung fu practitioner has won a fight in a major organization for years and if he did it wouldnt be because of his style but because of his athletic ability. hollywood should really rent some UFC's and PrideFC's.
December 20th, 2004  
chewie_nz
 
there was a great movie on iraq (well, the first one)

3 kings. fantastic. esp fooling the garrison into thinking saddam was coming to kill them.

ace
December 20th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Thing is, in UFC etc. situations, Kung Foo and a lot of martial arts are already placed in a disadvantageous situation. This is especially true of competition martial arts which in many cases, long time practitioners become so accustomed to the rules of the martial arts tournaments that it becomes a part of their muscle memory. This puts them at disadvantage ... pretty much everywhere.
Also, in UFC etc. the opponent will roughly know your abilities. So when a smaller guy with Kung Foo experience walks in, his ability to surprise his opponent, which is absolutely KEY for anyone small, is lost.

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Originally Posted by rocco
my ideas are hella original.. and yes i agree with hating war inaccuracy like the face paint... one part i did not like about saving private ryan was when they started throwing morters with their hands... maybe its possible, but its just too hollywod.

this problem extends to hollywood fight scenes, hollywood is still in kung fu era. face it, that s&$% does not work in real life, not a single kung fu practitioner has won a fight in a major organization for years and if he did it wouldnt be because of his style but because of his athletic ability. hollywood should really rent some UFC's and PrideFC's.
December 20th, 2004  
beardo
 
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Originally Posted by chewie_nz
there was a great movie on iraq (well, the first one)

3 kings. fantastic. esp fooling the garrison into thinking saddam was coming to kill them.

ace
yeah thats a good film...but its not really about the war...its about the ''3 Kings'' stealing saddams gold

was that film based on a true story btw?
December 20th, 2004  
chewie_nz
 
i don't think so.

but it is a good example of how you can build a fictional story around actual events