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Oh yeah! My wife gave me permission!
Cool! Walking out the door right now.
Seeing it with my next door neighbor dude.
I'll let Bullittclub know how I thought
the movie was...I haven't read the book
though.

Later,

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The book was a riveting read. You can "feel" the actions and trials of the US forces as close as you could ever want to be. I would recommend the book to anyone.
 

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Had a "guys day out" yesterday...about twelve pilots, paramedics, and firefighters went to see it together.
The movie was GREAT. We had all read the book last year and I can tell you this is one case of Hollywood actually sticking to reality and truly showing heroism...rather than making it into a joke with comic book type characters and scenarios. Every scene and every action is real. Most of the dialogue is real...word for word. This is one of the best documented battles in history...with aerial video and sat-com tapes. The author used all this plus interviews to meave his book, and I'm glad Hollywood chose to go with reality for ince also. The "19" deserve it.
The battle scenes are tough to watch...gritty and bloody and violent. Street fighting at it's worst. The whole movie appears just as I imagined it while reading the book, in fact it looks like they really filmed it in The Mog.
Some of the subtle nuances of the book...like the difference in culture and experience between Rangers and Delta is actually covered quite well too.
Critics argue that the film is racist (bad guys all black, good guys...except for one...all white) but that's the way it was. That's truth. I guess some critics would rather an alteration of history for the sake of political correctness. Makes me want to puke.
Don't pay attention to the revues. See the movie!
 

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Just got back from "Blackhawk Down"!

WOW! Most intense movie I have ever seen!

I have always had alot of respect for our
Special Forces...now I have even more respect
for them. The Rangers and Delta Force are
the bravest people I know.

God Bless them.
 

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Just finished the book and going to the movie Sunday. If it's like the book it will be great.

Anybody else feel there's a little unfinished work over in that country? I think there's a few old scores to settle. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Yes, how about IRAQ? :evil:







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Very true PY! We need to take out the worlds trash. What do guy/gals think about Saudi maybe asking us to leave? I say they can stick it and drink their damn oil. We got the navy boys on flat tops to project air power if we have to. Maybe the US should invest in a couple more.
 

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I'll chip in for more carriers...wait a
second!...I already do, I pay taxes! :lol:
 

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I believe if we leave Saudi soil it may in the long run relieve tensions in the area. We certainly do not need these land bases. No other Country on earth can project the power the US has in this age . We can reach anyone anytime...... well almost :wink:
 

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Be looking for another new one comming out " we were soldiers once and young" i was privalaged to do some security for the set while they filmed on fort benning. Also some of the parts for Blackhawlk down were done of FTB they actors came and did some training with 3/75 ranger and it was a constant thing to run into those hollywood millionairs at our local dive bars. :lol: cheapes
 

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That was another compelling book Bullittbro. The bravery and terror those guys experienced with all the mistakes made by the commanders must have been something.
 

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It was wild, Doing the security for the set. GEN MOORE (ret)was there step by step as they shot the movie
 

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U.S. Army Rangers do not leave their dead behind...enough said.

God Bless Them.
 

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Mark Bowden is a great writer. I read BHD when it first came out and loved it. His newest book, Killing Pablo (about Pablo Escobar, the Columbian drug lord) is another really good one. I give it plenty of thumbs up, or stars, or maybe just rate it 4 & 1/2 Bullitts.
 

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Rarey do any Units leave their dead or wounded, when they do it's not by chose!
 

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Yes that movie was VERY intense!!! It brought my wife to tears at times,since she works for the Defense Dept.and was thinking of our 20 yr.old son. We watched it at a new mega sized 20 Theater center,which has a huge screen,you actualy felt you were there. When you left the theater,your hair was smoking,and you had shell casings in your shoes!!!!!
 

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I just saw it earlier this afternoon. What a great movie! I'll definitely be buying it when it comes out! I've always wanted to be a SPEC. OP., but the fact that I'm getting married and that I have vision correction sort of hinders that. Not to mention the Canadian citizenship status. :lol: I guess I'll stick to paintball and airsoft. :razz:
 
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