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[Cinema] Peter Berg’s ‘Lone Survivor’

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by percicles, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. percicles

    percicles Contributing Member

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    This is Berg's follow up to the critically acclaimed and financially successful 'Battleship'. The wonderful people at Comcast/Universal feel this is their ticket to the Oscars thus releasing it during awards season.

    Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster & Jerry Ferrara all struggle to hit 5'7" on a good day, making them ideal for portraying decorated Navy Seals. Instant classic.

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  3. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

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    the book is excellent, written by the Lone Survivor or that mission Marcus Luttrell

    his fellow SEAL Mike Murphy won the Medal of Honor for what the film is about

    spoilers

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    I saw Lutrell speak at a corporate conference last year.
    Certainly a no-nonsense with a horrible but incredible story.
     
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    Incredible story, I loved the book and will look forward to the movie. I am just about to finish reading "American Sniper" by Chris Kyle, also about Navy Seals - another incredible story and also, I believe being made into a movie.
     
  6. percicles

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    That's a Spielberg & Bradley Cooper picture.

    I'll see if half price book store has a copy, the reviews on it are good. But that's as far as I'm gonna go with this. I can suspend my disbelief for things like giant robots fighting inter dimensional giant monsters, alien humanoid who has godlike powers on earth and fly's around in a red cape or cheetah fast zombies laying waste to humanity. But I draw the line at Hollywood casting a 5'5" mediocre actor/convicted felon in the role of a 6'5" heroic Navy Seal. Plus, i hate Comcast... and Taylor Kitsch.
     
  7. StupidMoniker

    StupidMoniker I lost a bet

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    Eric Bana in a movie about elite American troops. That was pretty awesome last time it happened.
     
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    If the movie is half as good as the book, it will be an instant classic.

    Lone Survivor may be the best book I have ever read. Highly recommended.
     
  9. BigBird

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    Battleship was critically acclaimed? lolwut
     
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    Well then, don't create a thread about it or watch the movie? It's really that simple.
     
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    Gave me a Act of Valor vibe, but with much more potential. Will definitely have to check out the book before this comes out in December.
     
  12. Commodore

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    60 Minutes segment tonight that covers the events this film is based on

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    Luttrell is also a proud SHSU alum.
     
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    not good. do not see
     

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