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Old 04-22-2009, 11:53 AM
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MSG, definitely get your hands on a copy of Gran Torino...epic movie!
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:53 PM
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MSG, definitely get your hands on a copy of Gran Torino...epic movie!
Hes putting alot of effort into directing too these last few years, for a guy of 80 that is.......wow!! Hats off to Clint, hell I think he should be President! He'd probably shake Chavez by the throat instead of the hand........ Great actor, great Star, Great judge of character!
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:49 AM
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One of the EOD advisors for that movie left the EOD field on not so good terms. Though I doubt it was his intention to make EOD look so irresponsible and inept, he did a good job of it and the EOD guys find the movie to be more of an insult to their hard earned and dangerous careerfield. Though they seem to have taken it in stride and understand it's Hollywood and they'll rarely, if ever, portray something accurately.

Having had EOD attached to my teams, I became familiar with their TTPs in some areas .. having that little bit of knowledge on their careerfield, I can see why. The great thing is, the movie didn't give away anything on how EOD operates ... which is always a plus in my book.

Taking into account Hollywood side of things, I still thought it was a pretty bad movie overall. It was disjointed, clumsy and the plot wasn't that great ... I'm still trying to figure out what the hell the main character meant during one of his monologues. I'm glad I didn't have to pay to see it in the theater, or pay to see it at all. Far better war movies out there than this.

For those interested in seeing it .. definately wait until it comes out for rent, it's not worth the price of a theater ticket.
Some good and comforting thoughts Tacky, as these types of movies should never betray the warriors to do and depend upon EOD on a daily basis... As all I saw in the trailer was loads of action, chorographic fighting moments, and stuff blowing up, I can only conclude that the movie satisfies the populus with great misdirection and keeps us all entertained...
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MSG, definitely get your hands on a copy of Gran Torino...epic movie!

Fully agree.... Clint Eastwood really pulls it out of the bag on this one.. awesome...
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