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Re: Zero Dark Thirty
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2013, 02:03:36 AM »
I actually went to see this one specifically because I read "No Easy Day" last November. 
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Re: Zero Dark Thirty
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2013, 12:39:55 PM »

PRC may or may not have been given access to the wreckage prior to it being shipped back to the US.


I bet they (and the russians) got a look at it and at least some of the bits for analysis.  I'd be utterly shocked if they didn't.

One of the reasons why I want to see the movie is to see how hollywood depicts the stealth helicopters.  See how it lines up with the rumors that have been going around for years and to see if it fits with things certain aviation enthusiasts have seen and heard around Pax river, the Sikorsky Hawk Works in Elmira and out west.


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Re: Zero Dark Thirty
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2013, 12:13:39 AM »

But they won't.  They'll just make another movie about a renegade cop who disregards the regulations to take down the well-dressed badguy.  :facepalm

Hey now, someone has to tell the story of one man...willing to do what it takes...knowing that the fate of innocents is in his hands...

One man...with the guts to buck authority...to do what is right...what is needed...even if it is not standard. Operating. Procedure.

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Re: Zero Dark Thirty
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2013, 12:16:21 AM »
Besides, Good Cop That Follows All The Rules would be kind of boring.

They told him he was off the case.

He told them...

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Re: Zero Dark Thirty
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2013, 08:55:27 AM »
That's one of the things I hate about cop shows. Any cop that is told that he is off a case would shrug and say, "Ok. Do you want me to hand off any of the other three dozen things on my desk, since we're in a share the wealth mood? Smith doesn't do crap around here, can I give him that stabbing I picked up on 18th last week?"

That, of course, makes for pretty poor cinema.

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Re: Zero Dark Thirty
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2013, 11:04:43 AM »
It was like Top Gun, except Top Gun's portrayal of Navy pilots was at least positive (if cheesy in retrospect).
Top Gun certainly got the homoeroticism right.  :coffee

I agree about movies portraying most jobs completely incorrectly. It is exceptionally painful to watch any movie about what jet pilots do. Can't speak to other aircraft but Hollywood has no idea what we do. Pretty much anytime I see "dogfighting" in a movie, I want to puke.

Back on topic, I think I'm going to go watch this over the weekend. If nothing else, there are guns and beards. God I miss my beard...
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Re: Zero Dark Thirty
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2013, 11:41:05 PM »
Just saw it. I appreciate the portrayal of the drudgery of intel work but it still dragged along in places. I read No Easy Day and loved it, and the raid was uncannily just as I had it pictured in my mind. Freaky.
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