I just recently watched "The Lone Survivor" with Mark Wahlberg. It's based on true story about a 4 man Seal team on a mission in Afghanistan.
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team
are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
It was an entertaining movie but it left me scratching my head about the level of skill the Navy Seals posses and America's wonderfull ability to
mold a huge disaster into a victory. Propaganda wise.
All I saw was a bunch of frack-ups.
I don't know how closely the movie portrayed the real events but why are the Seals such a great force again? Elite farce is more like it.
So the trouble starts when they are in the mountains and get caught by.......goat herders wearing towels.
Really, you are an elite special forces team and you can't even evade some goat herders?
In the movie they are hiding under a sprouse tree when suddenly Marky Mark sees goats and even hears bells they wear around their necks.
"What the hell is that?"
Well, Marcus, they appear to be some sort of domesticated mammals that 10 out of 10 times are accompanied by humans. But hey let's just lay here
under a sprouse tree that offers no concealment at all and maybe they won't see us even though they are walking straight toward us.
Really, 4 Seals napping on the job, no perimeter guard, no attempt to escape from their view?
I don't know how this really went down but fact is they were compromised by goat herders. Fail.
So the goat herders are herded together and the Seals argue about wether they should kill em and proceed with the mission, or let them go and abort
They decide to let them go.
Can't blame em for that. So they know the herders will inform the Taliban right away so they haul ass up the mountain to get to the peak so their
comms get a signal.
After walking for a day they finally reach the peak......oops.....false summit.....still no comms. Dudes, you have no knowledge of the terrain? No map
Oops, suddenly they're surrounded by 100 guys.
An epic firefight ensues and our heros have to jump down the mountain 3 times and still get shot and killed except for lone suvivor Marcus who jumps
down the mountain 4 times.
They also send in some Chinooks into a hot LZ crawling with guys with RPG's.
Oh no a Chinook full of US troops is hit by one and goes down killing all occupants. Oops, Marcus, how many lives did your frack-up cost by now?
He is then saved by an Afghan local who risks the lives of his whole village by saving him from the Taliban based on some honor code.
I am sorry but to me this is more propaganda BS.
The Seal team messed up big time by letting themselves get compromised, and make more mistakes, then get shot up and one guy survives by jumping of
the mountain and now he is a hero and this movie is to honor his fallen friends?
Dude, it was a complete fail, you messed up, your friends are dead and there was nothing heroic about their deaths. You are a bunch of frack-ups.
It's amazing to see how such an epic fail can be presented as a heroic victory.
Mods, if you want to move this to Rant or Movies it's fine by me.