Monday, November 07, 2005

Another Movie Recommendation

Go see Jarhead. It's a nice bitter war flick without the war. But it has some very funny parts to it. There were some classic parts, like when Swofford shows up for "bugle auditions" that are actually the recruiting session for the scout snipers. Or the strip tease in front of the news team. Funny stuff.

Oh, and just a little side note for the many reviewers who say that the story doesn't go anywhere, that is the point. Did you not understand why they included the scenes from Apocalypse Now as a contrast? The movie is based on the book of the same name, written by Anthony Swofford himself. Yes, it is autobiographical. He was making the point that modern war isn't like the Iwo Jima invasion or Normandy or any other large-scale ground forces war. Why risk the casualties when you can have a jet come in and blow everything all to hell?

3 Comments:

At 12:23 PM, Blogger ~M~ said...

More movie reviews! Extended movie reviews! (Um, in other words, I like your movie reviews, and if you should decide or see fit to post more of them in the future, I, for one, would be most pleased.) :-) Hi, Mike!

 
At 11:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also recommend Jarhead, and that's pretty significant coming from me! I am not one for violent war movies (I definitely prefer romantic comedies and musicals) but actually liked the message being conveyed about war by the writers/directors of Jarhead and thought it was done well without unnecessarily including blood and gore.

Brianne

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Christina said...

Thanks for the review. Ben wanted to see this, but the professional reviews were luke warm. I like Brianne's input since I'm not a fan of violent movies either. Were there lots of scenes with A-10s?

 

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