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cams wrote:
rgrokelley wrote:Saw a foreign film, Indonesian, called "The Raid: Redemption"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f6f_kfp1Z8

It had some of the most intense fight scenes I have seen in a long time. This is one of those action movies I will see several times.
Have not seen this yet, but looking forward to it.

The first one simply titled "The Raid" was a great film I'm sure you'd also enjoy if you liked part 2.
Depending on where it was released, it is the same movie.
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rgrokelley wrote:
cams wrote:
rgrokelley wrote:Saw a foreign film, Indonesian, called "The Raid: Redemption"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f6f_kfp1Z8

It had some of the most intense fight scenes I have seen in a long time. This is one of those action movies I will see several times.
Have not seen this yet, but looking forward to it.

The first one simply titled "The Raid" was a great film I'm sure you'd also enjoy if you liked part 2.
Depending on where it was released, it is the same movie.
Indonesian Swat team trapped inside a gang ridden slum apt building? Two brothers, each on opposite sides fighting?

If it's the same one, there is a part 2 coming out then.
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Yep, same one.
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rgrokelley wrote:Yep, same one.
Roger. Great action in that movie, intense and realistic, hopefully the next one is up to par.
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goon175 wrote:My review of 'Lone Survivor':

http://hitthewoodline.com/patriotica/20 ... the-review
Agreed. I liked to the movie up until the rescue. I wish they would have had a little more about Turbine 33 & its crew in there outside of the photos at the end. I too, would definitely recommend the movie to everyone. It's not your typical Navy SEAL monster mash movie & really the only part that caused me to roll my eyes a little was the incredible about of headshots they seemed to score.

Move aside, I thought the 60 Minutes episode with Marcus Luttrell was much more powerful, as it certainly stirred many more emotions in me and I really feel for him and what he went through, and is still going through.
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I post this with all due respect and humility. I was surprised by what I consider to be mistakes made during the planning process. I wasn't there so these are only assumptions on my part. Did you ever send out an R&S team without a hard and soft compromise plan? Why not forward deploy the CP? Could have at least used it as a retrans site. What good are eyes on if you can't report it to anyone? I won't get into decisions made on the ground.

Seem to have been a handful of COAs that would have saved a lot of American lives. I've worked with SEALs before and planning seemed to be there weak link.

The movie itself was great. I though it was surprisingly realistic and highlights what I think the main point to the general public is and that is the courage it takes to fight that fight and the brotherhood created between those who serve, especially at that level.
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Why not just keep them detained and drag them to the exfil HLZ and cut them lose when the birds were a minute out. Every time we were 'soft compromised' we would just make the assholes walk the entire mission with us. Hindsight and all that I guess.
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I agree, probably what I would have done. Maybe even take them back for questioning? No more eyes on but maybe a little HUMINT.
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I watched the Lone Survivor also.

My takeaways were:

1) I hate the liberties that Hollyweird takes with "true life" movies. The real story (where they strayed or made it more "thrilling") would have been just as gripping.

2) I will NEVER second guess someone that was on the gorund for an operation, but it is easy to put myslef in that situation and try to "wargame" what I would have done, specifically with the sheepherder.

3) I still am not a fan of Navy SEAL movies.

4) It sucks to lose even one American life in combat and even though I was somewhat dissapointed in the movie, I did tear up at two parts. When Axelson tells him what to say to his wife, it got to me b/c I think any of us that have seen combat can tie in with the feelings he expressed, even if it was just "Hollywood" ad lib. When they showed the pics at the end, especially of the guys with their kids, it really got to me. As a father of 5 (6th on the way), I think about this a lot. Kids get to me....especially those that carry the burden of war with them the rest of their days.

Overall, I'm glad I watched, even though I was dissappointed with the film. There is so much more to the story...
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SLEDGE HAMMER wrote:
goon175 wrote:My review of 'Lone Survivor':

http://hitthewoodline.com/patriotica/20 ... the-review
Agreed. I liked to the movie up until the rescue. I wish they would have had a little more about Turbine 33 & its crew in there outside of the photos at the end. I too, would definitely recommend the movie to everyone. It's not your typical Navy SEAL monster mash movie & really the only part that caused me to roll my eyes a little was the incredible about of headshots they seemed to score.

Move aside, I thought the 60 Minutes episode with Marcus Luttrell was much more powerful, as it certainly stirred many more emotions in me and I really feel for him and what he went through, and is still going through.
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I'm not a Glen Beck groupie, but I saw this an thought it appropriate to add to the discussion here.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01 ... ells-face/
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Lone Survivor: I estimate about 90% the same as the book so for a real combat movie that's excellent. Brutal (ex. falling down the cliffs). Very well done, they did a great job to honor all the fallen, due at least in part to Marcus.
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Lego movie. GREAT flick. My 3 year old loved it.

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Lol, 'awesome'
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