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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #1
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Anybody Watch Generation Kill?

I was thinking about checking out the Generation Kill DVDs. I know it was an HBO production and they tend to be on the liberal side. They worth watching?
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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #2
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It was pretty good, they portrayed the grunts in a good light. The officers were all glory hogging idiots that couldn't find their ass with both hands tho. Still it wasn't too noticeable.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #3
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I'm a raging conservative and I thought it was one of the best war movies ever. Any war flick that portrays things realistically is going to come off as being anti-war in a way since war is such an ugly thing.

The officer bashing was a bit over the top, but it does add a certain comedic effect.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #4
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I thought it was a great series.

btw, the movie The Hurt Locker just came out on video if you are into war stuff. It's about bomb diffusers in Iraq. I thought that was a good one too.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #5
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Old January 13th, 2010, 05:00 AM   #6
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I thought it was a great series.

btw, the movie The Hurt Locker just came out on video if you are into war stuff. It's about bomb diffusers in Iraq. I thought that was a good one too.
I've seen that flick. Great movie. That guy is quite an adrenalin junkie. I think I am picking that one up.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 06:25 AM   #7
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Im reading the book right now and it is great. Mind you im 29 and this is only the 3rd book ive read since getting outa school.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 07:13 AM   #8
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I never missed an episode. It was definitely left leaning, with army people "going crazy" because they were "forced" to be in a war, and then they would kill civilians in every episode, but the cinematography and story line were wonderful.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 08:20 AM   #9
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Guy at work watched them and thought it was really good. He didn't think it was anti-war or anything, and he's not a lefty at all.

It's on my Netflix queue, really looking forward to watching them.
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i thought it was good.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 09:31 AM   #11
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Some of the "actors" in the series portrayed themselves. Yes, the actual soldiers were involved in the production as advisors and actors.

I found it to not be "left leaning". I found it to be a fair portrayal of war and the people who serve, based on personal conversations with those who have gone to war.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 12:34 PM   #12
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Some of the "actors" in the series portrayed themselves. Yes, the actual soldiers were involved in the production as advisors and actors.

I found it to not be "left leaning". I found it to be a fair portrayal of war and the people who serve, based on personal conversations with those who have gone to war.
Excellent series!
My buddy was a marine, and actually knew a couple of these men potrayed in the movie. Rudy Reyes is one of them. They also used the soilders real names in the series. I think HBO did an excllent job. This is one of my favorites, only second to Band of Brothers.
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