U.S Sgt Sues over Movie

#3
But the film is bollox!!! Is it just me, more total yank fabrication very very loosely based on the fact that there is a place called Iraq. Start to finish just total shite :x :x
 
#5
Cant understand how the film won so many awards, it was a big steaming pile of sh1te!
Typical yank propoganda movie. The heroic bomb disposal team that can do any job! Defuse any device, take out an enemy sniper team.....the US did Iraq on their own again.
Pish!
 
#7
Thank you! I was beginning to think I was the only one. How the hell is this film cleaning up at the awards? Even without military experience I can see it employs stratospheric levels of bullshit - far too many examples to mention, though a contender for first place would be when the bomb disposal chappy, whose previous experience was in intelligence, steps forward to save the day on the 50cal and proves himself a crack sniper, where the SAS just run around shitting themselves.
 
#8
What a fcuking chancer.

Aside from the fact that the claim smells as fishy as Baldrick's apple crumble (I've been hearing the phrase the hurt locker for longer than I can remember.) the film LOST money (perhaps because it's a pretty tedious wankfest about a war everyone wants to forget.)
 
#9
Shifty17 said:
How the hell is this film cleaning up at the awards? Even without military experience I can see it employs stratospheric levels of bullshit - far too many examples to mention, though a contender for first place would be when the bomb disposal chappy, whose previous experience was in intelligence, steps forward to save the day on the 50cal and proves himself a crack sniper, where the SAS just run around shitting themselves.
It hasn't won didley as yet. It has been nominated. It is up against Avatar, amongst others.

On past performances factual inaccuracy is no disadvantage. Hollywood has brought us U573 (or whatever it was), Pearl Harbor, Braveheart, Titanic, Charge of the Light Brigade (in India), Objective Burma (no Brits in Burma in WW2), Gladiator, etc., American audiences are uncritical and gullible and spend their megabucks on this stuff. The rest of the world counts for nothing.
 
#10
Shifty17 said:
Thank you! I was beginning to think I was the only one. How the hell is this film cleaning up at the awards? Even without military experience I can see it employs stratospheric levels of bullshit - far too many examples to mention, though a contender for first place would be when the bomb disposal chappy, whose previous experience was in intelligence, steps forward to save the day on the 50cal and proves himself a crack sniper, where the SAS just run around shitting themselves.

Don't get me started on the Barrett, hardly touching anything at 850m :x
 
#11
Don't forget the dodgy dealings of one of the producers too....
'The Hurt Locker' was also used on Ross Kemp in Afghanistan by an Australian Officer a couple of years ago.. the Sgt is a c0ck.
 
#12
On past performances factual inaccuracy is no disadvantage. Hollywood has brought us U573 (or whatever it was), Pearl Harbor, Braveheart, Titanic, Charge of the Light Brigade (in India), Objective Burma (no Brits in Burma in WW2), Gladiator, etc., American audiences are uncritical and gullible and spend their megabucks on this stuff. The rest of the world counts for nothing.[/quote]

On that subject they made a series in the late 60's called the Rat Patrol. About a Yank unit - the LRDG!

Created uproar at the time and IIRC was cancelled
 
#13
DarkNinja said:
On that subject they made a series in the late 60's called the Rat Patrol. About a Yank unit - the LRDG!

Created uproar at the time and IIRC was cancelled
Must have been why it ended up here; our stations will buy any cheap shit.
 
#14
Thank the sky pixie, I though it was shite too. Only last ten minutes before I ejected this piece of rubbish (or should I say garbage).

Luckly I had borrowed the DVD :lol:
 
#15
DarkNinja said:
On that subject they made a series in the late 60's called the Rat Patrol. About a Yank unit - the LRDG!

Created uproar at the time and IIRC was cancelled
Rat Patrol with Christopher George?

Lasted 2 years in the USA during Vietnam era, remember it as a child. Cancelled for low ratings . The Kraut is still on US TV under the name Eric Braeden on soap operas.

George served in the USMC from 1948 to 56, swing with the wing(MAW)
 
#17
My dad tried to make a claim against the producers of 'Soldier, Soldier' because of similarities between himself and the Fus Tucker character. His claim fell apart when it came to light that he:

a. was a real Geordie
b. had never been to Hong Kong
c. was in fact a clerk in the signals (before they joined the All Girls Corps)

The real clincher was when it was proved that he hadn't penned the lyrics to 'Unchained Melody'.
 
#19
Shifty17 said:
Thank you! I was beginning to think I was the only one. How the hell is this film cleaning up at the awards? Even without military experience I can see it employs stratospheric levels of bullshit - far too many examples to mention, though a contender for first place would be when the bomb disposal chappy, whose previous experience was in intelligence, steps forward to save the day on the 50cal and proves himself a crack sniper, where the SAS just run around shitting themselves.
Apart from the fact they were fecking PMC :roll: Not getting into the rest...
 

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