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Somebody made another 'Nam' movie, yippee.
on September 11, 2002
The movie is okay, good action and exploding body parts, so you won't be dissappointed, but don't expect any revelations about the war (other than - we were right). It's chilling to watch this movie and "Black Hawk Down" because you can feel yourself actually cheering when we blow up people in their homelands. So from that perspective, I think this was a little too patriotic and the timing kinda sad as well. It's like the movie makers assume we have no idea that Vietnam was largely about money and resources ... The other strange assertion the movie makes is that this is supposedly the first battle that ever took place between Americans and "Charlie". ...
One thing that did actually have integrity, and was in a way the basis for the movie, was the viewpoint from the average soldier as the war started. He thought to himself "I'm fighting for my country, I'm scared but it's for a good cause". And the movie did convey the average soldiers ignorance for political motivations, bravo.