Like I told my friends, when I see this movie Ill 1) hate war or 2) become really patriotic or 3) enlist in the Marines. I have a feeling it will be option number 2.maya said:
War is war, regardless of the different backdrop. May it be in Persia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, etc...G5orbust said:And this movie is about the 1991 Persian Gulf war, not the current war in Iraq.
That's right America is always the hero(s) in these movies, or that is what is trying to be brought across via the film makers.alexstein said:You mean like Top Gun was in the 80's or whenever that movie came out. ...long...long..time ago.
I hope it's not. I usually hate war/ anti war movies but there are a some that I like.I thought that Jarhead looked actually pretty good and I was planning on to go see it.
For some reason it comes across as the US is trying to recap wars of history to gain some sort of excuse for the current ones.clayj said:Jarhead is the Desert Storm equivalent of Full Metal Jacket. The same sense of humor goes through both movies. The main difference, of course, is that warfare has changed considerably in the past 20 years (between the end of Vietnam and the first Gulf War).
Jarhead isn't really an anti-war movie... but it's not pro-war, either.
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I thought it was ok. I like how it wasn't too too hollywood, seemed to try and be realistic about what that war was like. I thought the whole thing with the sniper freakin out because the air force took his kill was a bit much, and the ending was way rushed. That being said, I say it was still worth seeing.
Indeed, I think that taken at face value it's about a war, but it's not a 'war movie' because there was almost no interaction outside of camp, and roughly zero fighting between opposing troops.3rdpath said:Maya, with all due respect, you do realize we're discussing a movie here right? It does involve war but it's not entirely about war.
As others have mentioned, it's the exact opposite actually. Join us in the Political Forums to see how I feel about the current war, but based on the reviews (though not a perfect movie, I've heard) we might like it. Only one way to find out, go see it.maya said:
Snipers train for years. They are professionals. They can sit in one place for hours, hidden, and take one shot to achieve their goal, then leave. Being a sniper is extremely hard. It isn't a "Well, I got handed the sniper gun today" kind of a thing. Far far different.Jay42 said:I thought it was ok. I like how it wasn't too too hollywood, seemed to try and be realistic about what that war was like. I thought the whole thing with the sniper freakin out because the air force took his kill was a bit much, and the ending was way rushed. That being said, I say it was still worth seeing.