Is this the biggest recruitment drive for the military ever?

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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:28 PM
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they have been playing adverts for this like crazy and it always mentions that it features "active duty navy seals". it actually looks like quite the expolsive action film but i believe that it is being advertised as "what being in the military is actually like" and not an over exaggerated life of a special operative (however i'm no military expert and as the film hasn't been released in the UK yet i won't really know until i watch it or someone watches it and either dispells my theory or confirms it). we all know that hollywood will glamourise anything and everything and this film could sway a lot of young impressionable minds. this is just my opinion.

heres a link to the imdb page IMdb

and here is the trailer




posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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Well, in this case I'd like to enjoy my propaganda with some popcorn please, because the movie looks badass.




posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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I'd contend that the "call of duty:Modern warfare" series is a bigger push if you consider audience reached. 12 million copies of MW3 sold in the first week. I'm sure this movie will have(has had? idk when it comes out) a decent to good opening, but still.

Just my speculation though.

Edit: hard to tell just looking at numbers though because box office reports in dollar amounts. 24.7 mil to 738 mil. Assuming ticket price is $10 and the game at $60, it puts the movie at a comparable 148.2 mil(24.7*6). Of course, I think the numbers for the movie are from the weekend where the game numbers are from the week of, so even assuming 500 mil of "wiggle room" to account for that, the game still sold more.
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Edit: Plus, one person one ticket. One game... a few friends/family/ect.
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posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:34 PM
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Havnt seen it either, but have heard from some active duty military members that it is a pretty good flick...

From what I read about the film, the writers/directors came t the conclusion early on in the process that the scenes they wanted wouldnt have been doable by regular Hollywood actors, so they contacted the Navy and their 'advisors' soon became their actors. Support roles only, the main characters are run of the mill Hollywood.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:36 PM
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The truth is at 2.15. That is the hidden message that you should know.
Fancy an upside down America ? then become like them.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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Bush was an "in your face" militarist, ie massive wars with large units of infantry, artillery, armour, aviation, etc.
Obama pretends to be more peaceable but is just as much a militarist as Bush. He has expanded CIA and Special Ops to achieve the same goals as Bush, ie the best for corporations and banks. Hence the military budget cuts to the regular soldiers and an expansion of recruitment for special forces. Same goals, different approaches. I dislike both, but at least Bush was more upfront with his techniques.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 08:55 PM
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an upside american flag, or any flag flown upside down, was used in the navy to signal distress.

and america is in distress. probably beyond distress by now.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Yaaaaah.... another war flick.
We can't show you the real thing, soooo....
Heres another misrepresentationaggrandizement,,,
You know, we right, we win, all heroes.



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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Originally posted by randomname
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an upside american flag, or any flag flown upside down, was used in the navy to signal distress.

and america is in distress. probably beyond distress by now.


Ohh i see, I was expecting something like that. I agree on distress but its not military distress in anyway.

Erase Israel from the formula then its no distress at all, sounds more like "we are the one that make other people distress". A military flick is good pre-cursor to more war propaganda. Be patriotic, be loyal to your country!, have courage and uphold the law!, we can do this! honour for your country!
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then become my goat and attack other country.
disposable heroes - they come fresh from the truck and cheap, worth just a movie, a gun, plenty of ammo and a few uniform, later to be hauled back into truck, still fresh!. i love war, they makes newspaper worth reading and tv worth watching



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 04:38 AM
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Actually there is no big recruitment drive. I'm currently in the U.S. Army, and at least once a week we are reminded of how the Army is dropping people that don't meet height and weight standards, can't pass the fitness test, or even have a few negative counseling statements. The military isn't looking for more people, they are kicking so many out. Sure, recruiting is still happening, but the standards aren't the same as before when they were pretty much taking anyone.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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It's propaganda any way you look at it. It may not be a recruitment video, but it shows military personel to be heroes and war as entertainment. I'm sure the yanks will lap it up.



posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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So its a moral raising effort ? Current situation is close to war anyway, got to find that "feel good" and supportive feeling in the mass people. NAVY seals fighting alien doesnt really cut it I guess.

I wonder if they show the reality of war, limbs split in two, split opened skull with brains oozing out or the "I can see your intestines" moments, too gore for movies but thats the reality about war, nothing good about it and nothing to be proud of it.



posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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thats certainly casts a shadow over my theory! thanks for the info.



posted on Mar, 22 2012 @ 08:15 PM
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I think it is safe to say that the draft is the biggest recruitment drive , the armed forces are thinning their ranks and I know this for a fact after speaking with various officers and drill instructors at my sons graduation from boot camp today .



posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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I agree that it is propaganda too. A friend of mine recently joined the army, I need to remember to ask him if he had watched this film before he leaves.



posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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The terrain and coloring reminds me allot of a game called arma 3



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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In addition to the obvious recruitment angle, I'm assuming their target audience are those who enjoy playing battlefield sim games so much, likely the biggest growing genre of computer games in years. Pretty good niche marketing really.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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It seems as though the military is trying to get more recruits, but I think Katy Perry's new music video steals the show here.
Here is an amazing analysis of it by The Vigilant Citizen.
vigilantcitizen.com...
From the article:

The video was shot at an actual U.S. Marine base, using actual Marines, which means that the video is truly a “sponsored message” from the Marines. By appealing to young people using singers they look up to and themes they can relate to, the U.S. military is looking to address an important issue: Getting more young people to enlist. There is indeed a growing need for fresh blood in the military as the U.S. government and other Western countries are putting intense pressure on so-called “Axis of Evil” regional powers such as Iran and Syria. The numerous military expeditions of the past few years (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya), and increasing calls to bring home enlisted soldiers who have done multiple tours of duty means that as the U.S. prepares for upcoming conflicts, new soldiers are needed to enlist and be shipped abroad. Instead of paying for a 30-second TV commercial, military marketing specialists probably realized that they could get better results by investing in the music video of a star that is popular with teenagers.


(I love VC. He is one of the best there is when it comes to exposing the truth behind the music and movie industries and how they tie in to the one world agenda.)



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