Generation Kill

Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by Smithy, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    I've just been watching this mini-series on DVD and have to say it's one of the very best shows I've ever seen.

    Fantastic acting, directing, editing, etc, etc. it's an absolute hum-bloody-dinger of a series.

    I might even go so far as to say it's the best short length mini-series I've ever had the pleasure of watching.

    This is an absolute masterpiece.
     
  2. Ian Hedley-Wakefield

    Ian Hedley-Wakefield New in Town

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    Agreed! It's been a wee while since I saw it, I may re-watch it.

    Recommended watching :)
     
  3. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Ian, good to have another Kiwi around these parts ;)

    It's a bloody fantastic series. One of the very best.
     
  4. Ian Hedley-Wakefield

    Ian Hedley-Wakefield New in Town

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    Yeah we're pretty few and far between.

    I really liked the length of the series, it wasn't drawn out over 22 episodes, it was really watch-able and the story was concise and extremely well executed.
     
  5. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Very true Ian, it's a very welcome change from the 8 season, meandering nonsense that usually gets released.

    For me in terms of war series, this is even streets ahead of "Band of Brothers". This is television at it's absolute best.

    Magnificent stuff.
     
  6. Harp

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    ...do not watch TV-outside of sports- but have heard about this series.
    Q: any recondo comments reagrding the M16 5.56m round?
    Q: M14 rifle used as sniper?

    Just wonderin'. :)
     
  7. Richard Warren

    Richard Warren Practically Family

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    Haven't watched, won't watch. The title and the source say all I need to know about it.
     
  8. Ian Hedley-Wakefield

    Ian Hedley-Wakefield New in Town

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    Bad call. The series spends more time exploring the issues that face the soldiers and the civilians caught up in the conflict than it does on explosions and killing "the bad guys".

    My $0.02, at the end of the day if you're not into it then that's all there is to it.
     
  9. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Shame, as you are missing out on a brilliantly made piece of television.

    If you think it's somehow anti-American I'd disagree with that. One of the things which hugely impressed me is how these men cope with exceedingly difficult operational conditions . I'm not American but I didn't think this was against Americans or the US at all. Rather IMHO, like most of the better depictions of war on screen, this tries to show a truer picture of the face of war.

    After seeing this I was intrigued by others opinions of it and had a bit of a look round the net and was happy to see the amount of Iraq veterans on Amazon, IMDB, etc who had high praise for this. Not that that's a recipe for greatness but it's nice to see some who were there thought that the filmmakers did a good job.

    BTW (and also for bartenders) I do not want this thread to become in the least bit political. It should not have to (and has not yet) but if it does please lock it.
     

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