Monday, March 15, 2010

Movies seen - 'Hurt locker'

Saturday, went and saw 'Hurt Locker'

(I posted this review on imdb also).
I came out of the movie and said; "THAT, got 6 Oscars... You've got to be kidding!" (Daughter, 20, liked it BTW).
The main character, Sgt James, just isn't believable. He is reckless, in a job where reckless would get you (and probably those around you) killed. (And the censure of your superiors and colleagues).
In short, I see the movie as written, and then made by people who have a perception of the military which is far removed from how things truly are.
The acting was good, the camera work good, the story line terrible.
If a Vietnam era protester who has never been in uniform, would never do so because their values, experience and theories are far removed from those who would, made a movie based on their perceptions, this would be that movie.
(Yes, I'm ex service).
1 out of 5 - just not believable).


Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Fat Jet (been a while).

OK, I know it's been a while. No excuse.

Again from Alex, C17 on a VERY wet day.

There has been torrential rain, floods in Queensland and elsewhere in Australia of late.

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