Agreed. A poor film, technically and factually and artistically. Eminently forgettable.Nice_Guy_Eddie said:As a serving soldier who has been to Iraq within the last year, i can honestly say that was a load of drivel, beginning to end. Im not complaining about its content, but the dialogue, behaviour and actions of the soldiers were simply absurd. A well qualified military advisor would have prevented 'mark of cain' from being utter tripe.
I sat and watched hoping to see thought provoking stimulatling tv, only to be let down. Any other soldier knows what im talking about. For instance, the rpg contact was baffling. Having been in that situation several times myself, to see soldiers not following simple drills that are second nature out there that was particulary hard to swallow. I know this was set a couple of years ago, but i know the drills in place we use have been in use since the war itself. To not see them implemented in 'mark of cain' was plain bad research. As for when the rpg exploded, well i nearly fell out of my seat, i know its tv, but for christs sake, their rpg exploded like it was coated in c4!
But the worst bit? Watching British soldiers gear up for an operation behaving like they were gung ho Americans. An insult to every squaddie whos ever set foot in Basra.
We should take Tony Marchant to task over this, and make him earn his vast fee. A raft of well-informed letters/emails from ARRSErs would keep him busy for a bit.