future brother in law is currently going through training, already done with basic. He apparently went and saw it and said it portrays the marine corps badly. My argument is that a.) it is a movie, b.) there are always gonna be people that are not the white light, halo above their heads types no matter where you go. I plan on seeing it on saturday between a good military movie and a good hard hitting football movie I get hooked quick.
No offence to your future brother in law but he hasn’t been out in the shit yet, so, technically he’s a devil dog with no real time experience. So, he’s basing his opinion on all the false bravado that is preached in the core training phases of being a Marine. Not that it’s a bad thing, Marines need to have that sort of “bulletproof” persona, but ask him how he feels about the film after he gets back from a real deployment…
My view is that they had to cram an entire deployment into one movie, so of course the emotional shit which rarely occurs was more prevalent. It doesn’t happen all the time but it does happen.
You factor fatigue, monotony, hunger, boredom and the threat of being waxed at any moment into any situation and you’ll find that your emotions are much closer to the surface, in my opinion anyway.
As for Jake Dillenhall (sp?)
Kid is a good actor, I don’t care what people say… He has chosen roles that might not make him an A-lister, but the roles he’s played have been entertaining to say the least. “Day After Tomorrow” comes to mind. Being able to act like that with no real sets, having to drum up motivation to act in green screen can’t be easy…
He would have made a better Spiderman than Tobey Mcguire but that’s just me…