Actually really fucking good. Much more realistic depiction of war and the way people talk, coordinate, and feel about it.
American Sniper and Lone Survivor on suicide watch.
Good film. Out of control. The thing that struck out the most was WHO THE FUCK ARE YOU every time they went 7 feet they encountered a guy with an AK and had no idea if he was "friendly" militia or overt adversary.
Fucking random groups just killing each other and the GRS guys don't even know who to help or to just run by. Random kids come out of nowhere to tag along and people selling out left and right.
If you guys liked this I highly recommend the book. Bit more toned down but provides more background info.
This is mentioned in the book several times. The militia guys they were supposed to be working with did a shit job of communicating with them and had little to no means of using any sort of identification to differentiate themselves from the attackers.
I knew I wasn't the only one that noticed that, a nice touch actually. I guess one of the things I liked about the movie is that it wasn't an overly jingoistic mycountrytisofthee type of BS that I have heard levied at a lot of those types of movies.
It did a good job in my mind of showing just how fucked the entire situation is in that part of the world, dozens of groups fighting each other with no real direction as to if anyone could actually count as the "good guys" when they only people you can really trust are the ones you have paid off.
Michel Bay deserves a lot of the over the top bullshit he gets for most of his films, but I like to think a lot of restraint was used in 13 hours with a handful of visceral moments used to great effect.
I'm sure there are quite a few details that are off or outright fabricated, but I'm glad I did see it because before hand I had the idea that it was going to be another Zero Dark Thirty or American Sniper in that it's going to be mostly propaganda.
Zero Dark Thirty and American Sniper were more propaganda against themselves.
>Chris Kyle shooting a kid
>Showing that the syrian sniper is just a man caught in conflict
>show americans torture prisoners
>show how stupid soldier can be at times
>implying anything can beat Lone Survivor's GOAT opening, God-tier soundtrack and realistic performance
Your /k/? Go back to >>>/cgl/
No, actually you lurkmore.
The weapons and sound were top tier in lone survivor, its the accounting of events that has people rustled.
The only movie i have seen, to this day, that got suppressors right.
It wasn't really propaganda, but it totally masturbated over the significance of the act. They even mention in the film that OBL doesn't actually matter, hes just an old washed up nobody on dialysis, but then the main girl gets pissy and indignant and so the film politely disregards that killing him will have no meaningful effect on the war. The SEALs also make a big deal out of it too, with the guy who shot him going all quiet and teary-eyed while everyone else is trying to bag HDDs and files.
How old are you? I dont mean that in a mean or ironic way. I am actually curious.
Here is why:
When I was 18 my CO held a formation and advised us that a man named Bin Laden had issued a threat and that we should keep an eye out for anything odd.
When I was 19 I watched 9/11 unfold from Ft Bragg.
For the next ten years my friends and I were looking for OBL and when my cousins in the Navy shot him I was very jelly.
I suspect that you were young when 9/11 happened. Before that we were totally ignorant of terrorism. Maybe to you OBL was just ANOTHER bad guy, but to us older guys he was THE bad guy.
I was never so nieve as to think he wouldnt be replaced, but still for many years he was our villian. So for many of us it was a very big deal when he finally got what was coming to him.
good respond bro, call people a faggot. Pretty easy to spot someone who has never been in combat and have never been in a meaningful military force. If you had been you would've realized how true this movie is to it's actual event in terms of weapons, gear, tactics, etc. Instead of it just being Tom Cruise running around with akimbo deagles, killing all the le terrorist xD
Not the kid you replied to but I was in 4th grade when 9/11 happened
When we got home in 2011 I was a freshman in college. We all had an engineering exam the next day. When we heard the news we all started drinking and celebrating his death. Exam got pushed out a day
You're right. He was a villain and he was one replaceable man. But the fact that he had been the face of villainy for half my life certainly made his death at American hands something worth celebrating
day /k/are derailed this shit to bad 13 hours was fucking awesome