posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 06:38 AM
How many of you cringe when you see a movie screw up on a military scene or when portraying a piece of military hardware? I'm talking either an
outright mistake or just general cheesiness. Almost every movie coming out of Hollywood is ridiculous when it comes to portraying the military. A
couple of examples:
1. The F-18 Hornets in "Independence Day" with "U.S. Air Force" painted on the noses. Why?
2. The F-35 scene in "Die Hard with a Vengeance" was painful to watch. That thing was maneuvering like some kind of alien spacecraft. Very
similar to the Harrier scene in "True Lies". Apparantly, you can stand up in the cockpit of a Harrier while in a hover, take your hands and feet
off of the controls, and duel terrorists all at the same time.
3. The entire "Iron Eagle" series. Just bad.
4. Any movie where the hero is running from a hundred or so Russian troops, all firing automatic weapons at him and hitting everything BUT him. Are
we to believe that the hero is just THAT good or that Russian troops don't EVER set foot on a rifle range? Cheesy.
Most of the ones I mentioned deal with aircraft but there are others. Respond with your favorite screw ups from movies. Also, feel free to respond
with instances that you think they did it right. I can't think of many myself.
Did I mention that my friends hate going to see military movies with me?
[edit on 26-8-2007 by Vanguard223]