Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How To Deter Your Child From Going Into The Military

Make them watch Black Hawk Down.
Holy crap, what a painful movie. And it's a true story, which makes it just infuriating.

From IMDB:
Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission [Rae's note: Um..."near" disastrous?] in Somalia on October 3, 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord which lead to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen which led to the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in Mogadishu, and the heroic efforts by various Rangers to get to them, centering on Sgt. Eversmann, commanding one Ranger unit named Chalk Four, leading Rangers to the first black hawk crash site, to Warrant Officer Durant who was only survivor of the second black hawk crash site and whom was captured, to Col. McKnight who leads a rescue convoy for the Rangers only to get lost within the hostile city, to Sgt. Sanderson desperately trying to get to the first crash site, to Staff Sgt. Yurek who leads two fellow Rangers, Nelson and Twombly to meet with up their squad, Chalk Four, at the first crash site, to many others involved who where either killed or survived. Written by Matthew Patay

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The best thing about this summary?
It's ONE SENTENCE. Fantastic!

Anywho, do not watch this movie unless you're just dying to see a body get blown apart. Yes, I'm serious.

After this, and Children of Men, I'm ready for a Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks movie with a lot of fluffy kittens in it. There's going to a chick flick night soon. I can feel it.

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