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I realize that the term "dark comedy" doesn't mean a barrel of laughs, so I wasn't expecting that. There are a few funny moments, however. Jason Biggs is underrated in this film, as it's a quality departure from the American Pie antics that made him famous.
More should have been shown of the conspiracy aspect with the Vietnam vets in the "ward." Throwing in a flashback or two to their experience in Vietnam would have explained a lot, although being an indie movie, the producer probably just didn't have the budget.
The film ends with very little closure, and the practically impossible idea that the the Soldiers could just fly off to other installations and assume the identities of random high-ranking officers. Seems like another case in which Hollywood makes the US Military look like a disorganized bunch of buffoons... whether they were trying to or not.
Overall, this is an interesting, well-acted film that had so much potential... until it was made.
Biggs's Rudy is an everyman to the wonders that this black comedy avails to miltary life. Guy X pokes a stick at a baying miltary and its red tape. This film does not let up, when coming to their biting satire. As Catch-22 and M*A*S*H poked fun at other styles of the miltary life and SNUFUS. This comedy similar to those and the films Buffalo Soldiers and Jarhead , which showcases how screwed up our miltary is.
This film is cute in spots. It is also sharp and to the point regarding our miltary
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
The M*A*S*H-like atmosphere was fun, but why cover over the "Mission of Mercy?" Before the "classified underground project" was exposed and developed, I was almost ready to switch DVD's but I was hooked once the "secret" was in my face.
I don't usually associate the price of a film with the actual product because a low price can indicate things other than the quality of a finished product film. Things like: an older, dated film or a subject matter that has fallen out of grace, overstocked item.
I bought this film for one (1) cent and it was worth every penny.
Which is perfect for this movie. If you know anyone stationed at Thule. This is a good plot for normal life up there. I really liked it for that.
It had some serious plot in it but a lot of partying and everyone knowing your business. How real it is.
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