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Old 07-24-2014, 04:22 PM
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So what's your problem with Jarhead?
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:57 PM
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So what's your problem with Jarhead?
My problem is that no actual fighting takes place! Not even something like an ambush. All Quiet On the Western Front is a freakin' action movie compared to Jarhead.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:58 PM
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Well that was the point of the movie. It wasn't supposed to be an action movie. It's a story of a guy who joins the Marines and living through the mundane of barely anything happening. In a real war in the middle east, it is mostly 90% of boredom. Sure the 10% makes up for it with a lot of danger, but then goes back to dull nothing.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:17 AM
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Well that was the point of the movie. It wasn't supposed to be an action movie. It's a story of a guy who joins the Marines and living through the mundane of barely anything happening. In a real war in the middle east, it is mostly 90% of boredom. Sure the 10% makes up for it with a lot of danger, but then goes back to dull nothing.
Well, I'll give it that. At least it wasn't as mind-numbingly boring as Gerry (NOTHING OF FUCKING SUBSTANCE HAPPENED IN THAT MOVIE!!! IT WAS JUSTT WO GUYS WALKING IN THE DESERT FOR 90 MINUTES!!!).
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:46 PM
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I've never seen Jarhead, but I heard the biggest gripe was that it's a war movie without a war.
I tried read the book once. Here's my view of it reposted from SB:
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I tried to read the book Jarhead is based on. It's practically unreadable. The author never saw any combat, or did anything other than sit in the desert and clear an empty trench, so he just talks about all the sex he and his buddies have had, and all the sex stories he'd heard. I read the first chapter or two, skipped ahead to see in anything interesting happened, and took it back to the library.

If you never did anything interesting, don't try to write a book. I have no idea why it ever became a movie.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:06 AM
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What I took away from the whole thing based on the one time I saw the movie was that that was kind of the point; it was showing that unless you're in the right place at the right time war is boring as fuck.
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I like it when war non-fiction includes the parts in which exciting stuff isn't happening, letting you see what it was like between action or out of the way of the action




This is really good about portraying the daily life, mentality, etc of the subjects and touched on that sort of thing most rather than focus mainly on combat. The books I've read about the Rhodesian Bush War are really good about it, too, with most of it being about EVERYTHING the person had to do and what they did in their downtime
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First Mad Max trailer. It looks pretty crazy.

http://youtu.be/akX3Is3qBpw
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Here I thought the reason why Freddy Prinz Jr. wasn't on TV anymore was because he was Freddy Prinz Jr. But since when is being short being unprofessional?

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ry?id=24720569
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First Mad Max trailer. It looks pretty crazy.

http://youtu.be/akX3Is3qBpw
If this is supposed to be a sequel, what's the V8 Interceptor doing there? As we recall, it was wrecked and blown up in MM2.

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Here I thought the reason why Freddy Prinz Jr. wasn't on TV anymore was because he was Freddy Prinz Jr. But since when is being short being unprofessional?

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ry?id=24720569
Sutherland is no doubt a great actor, but I've heard he can be difficult to work with.
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