Thread: Movie Night at My House
3/28/2012 10:35am, #81
The movie he said most resembled the horror of urban warfare - Black Hawk Down.
My buddy served in Somalia and was part of certain aspects of BHD and said it didn't get the urban warfare right. It was good enough, like Platoon which was his example of realism, at making the masses understand, but it was not "right."
3/28/2012 10:47am, #82
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(1) They were well over the top - think Full Metal Jacket (incidentally read the book, that is WELL over the top).
(2) They lacked a lot of historical accuracy - you'll see guys running in the open during a firefight, firing from the hip. We Were Soldiers didn't make it far for that reason alone.
(3)They had political positions he didn't agree with. Platoon fits snugly into this one.
In the end, yes it is because he served, and nothing made will reflect his experience.