So, I went to the movies today, along with the other senior citizens who go to the Saturday matinee because it’s cheaper. I never go to the movies – the last time I went was to see “Thor”, but the media has been calling me for my opinion because of the post I wrote a few weeks ago, so I figured I’d better go see it.
Yesterday, I read some reviews that warned me that the movie was anti-semitic. I didn’t get that feeling, sorry, and I’m as pro-Israel as a non-semitic person can be, I suppose. Although the story did try to stay away from Semitic Muslim terrorists, the terrorists were motivated by Islam, even though they were generally Filipino or Chechnyan Muslims. And the Mexican drug cartels that were helping the terrorists sneak into the country, which I think is an eventuality that our government isn’t taking seriously enough. The only Semitic terrorist was a rich Jewish playboy-type. So you have to deal with that while you watch the movie.
The movie was very good, but not as good as “Black Hawk Down” or “We Were Soldiers”. The live fire scene was everything it promised to be, but it was much too short. But I do love it when the cavalry shows up at just the right time and turns around the battle in favor of the good guys. And miniguns tear up the bad guys.
Roselyn Sanchez had top billing, but speaking as a connoisseur of little brown women, her part in the movie was way too brief for her position on the marquis. She still looks mighty fine even when her face is all bruised and swollen up.
Thinking back to my concerns about the movie telling our enemies how to counter SEALs or other forces, I don’t think they gave away too much information in the movie. Nothing that anyone who ever read a Tom Clancy or Brad Thor novel wouldn’t already know.
The hardest part for me about the movie was having to sit still. I wanted to jump out of my seat and run through the hallways and tunnels right alongside the SEALs, but that’s my problem, not the movie’s fault. I’m sure the folks sitting around me were made a little anxious by my flailing antics.
Over all it was a very good movie, and I’m sure it’s destined to be a classic, like the other movies I mentioned. It’s also destined to inspire some stolen valor criminals. But you should see it while it’s in theaters and not wait for the DVD or Netflix, if for no other reason, the big screen does make the live fire sequence better than it might be otherwise.
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