Interesting. I enjoyed the movie, once I write a post about it (which is planned) we should compare notes.
I did not like it.It wasn't done right. When you outnumber the defenders you advance by storm and sieze the ground. You don't linger there on the horizon to be shot at and sniped. Back when they had dawa the africans stormed the defenders. They died in job lots but they had dawa and they went broke trying to get at the guys behind the guns.What were the white mercs fighting for? What happened there a long time ago was rebels fighting Patrice Lumumba and the Civil War ate the Congo and Kinshasa. The only mercs went in to save the colonials and we went in to save them.Srsly, outnumbered 20000 to 1 and the bad guys just drifted into rifle range and still got mowed down by submachineguns.I'm not a grunt. I leave that to the old man (Hackworth, SLA Marshall) and his dad. They were artillery but they got mentioned in the books. I was there for ODS and after and because I read Roarke's Drift et al, I had fighting positions prepared on Failaka even though it was unlikely that we'd get attacked. Better ready than sorry.This movie was just painting by the numbers. There's 12 boxes, check off each one that you addressed in making the movie. done.
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