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    Been seeing some reviews, it looks to be a good movie. Just seeing what other people think of the trailers and such, movie is based off a true story too.

    Based on the failed June 28, 2005 mission "Operation Red Wings". Four members of SEAL Team 10 were tasked with the mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shahd.



    If you haven't seen the trailer yet for it -

  • #2
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    Ive been reading the book. So far I haven't gotten into any of the good stuff. Looks like a great movie. I enjoy seeing these types of actual super hero movies.
    that sounds like a good idea trooper.
    -Vulcan

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    • #3
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      Same here, just started reading the book last week...time.
      Magnum |TG-18th|


      We stand between chaos and order, evil and good, despair and hope - we are the Thin Blue Line, and we will never be broken.

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      • #4
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        Good book, the buds class stuff sounds punishing.
        doYouEvenLuftwaffe

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        • #5
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          First movie I've been REALLY excited about (I mean, I was excited to see Elysium). I remember reading the story in one of Oliver North's books, and thought about the hellatious situation those men were in. Really looking forward to it, so I'm going to see it opening night (a rarity for me).

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          • #6
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            I read the book some time ago. The thing that stood out the most to me is how the idea of never quitting is burned into them. You see part of that in the movie trailer when one Seal says to the other "we're all shot, can you still fight?" ...and fight they did.
            SPOOK...
            "Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy." - George S. Patton

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Spook View Post
              I read the book some time ago. The thing that stood out the most to me is how the idea of never quitting is burned into them. You see part of that in the movie trailer when one Seal says to the other "we're all shot, can you still fight?" ...and fight they did.
              He actually quit fighting at one point. He thinks it was a cowardly act and it haunts him to this day

              I deserve a ribbon for Mortar Specialist

              Artillery conquers and infantry occupies.
              J.F.C. Fuller

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              • #8
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                Watched it last night...was a very good movie, still think BHD was better... but good movie...

                BUT...

                SPOILER ALERT!

                (was trying to find spoiler tags? No Go here? anyway I'll block it out so you have to highlight it to see.)

                Damn, I can't even get it to color hide.... don't read below if you haven't seen the movie yet.






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                The movie was pretty accurate, from what I remember reading in the book, right up to the part where the Taliban comes into the village and tries to cut his head off. They did attempt to find him but the villagers hid him. There was not a big fire fight in the end between the Taliban and the Army either. Also Marcus could not walk and had crawled 7 miles to get to where he was found by the villagers. He was also missing for almost two weeks not three days. In the end the villagers took him into the mountains and meet up with a Ranger group to get him out of there. He did not go into cardiac arrest either. It's been almost a year since I read the book so I can't remember everything but If I remember correctly the village he was in was not accessible by car only goat trails, yet there were cars in that last big fight scene. Just don't see why they had to take a good story and **** with it by adding more drama. Still an great movie thou, imo
                Magnum |TG-18th|


                We stand between chaos and order, evil and good, despair and hope - we are the Thin Blue Line, and we will never be broken.

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