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Old 14 March 2019, 21:28
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Watched it last night and was unimpressed
We just said holy shit there's 40 minutes left.
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Old 14 March 2019, 22:52
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Just finished. I was okay with an expected story line: Greed turns man into a fool; takes a real life event to knock him back to his senses. I was entertained.
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Old 15 March 2019, 02:19
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If you’re going to do the crime, leave no wintnesses.
Also, I concur, cache some and take some... use your means to go back for the rest.
I mean, climbing the Andes with all that heavy cash... get realz.

The whole time with the weight issue on the helo I was thinking: would you rather be one guy with one backpack of cash or 5 guys with $20M each? Ditch half the dough, primary weapons and dope, and armor. They’d have made it to the coast with $100M.

Greed, the story of humanity. Good flick though.
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Old 15 March 2019, 07:13
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That chick in the movie looks like someone I knew from Brazil...

Or was it Chile...
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Old 15 March 2019, 08:16
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I am halfway through and while it is terrible, I cannot look away.

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Old 15 March 2019, 12:17
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In a sea of movies that totally suck, this one didn’t totally suck (it just kinda sucked a little bit).

And I agree that no real SOF guy with half a brain would have made the errors that these guys made. But as was previously pointed out, it’s a Hollywood movie. So there.
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Old 15 March 2019, 12:25
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In a sea of movies that totally suck, this one didnít totally suck (it just kinda sucked a little bit).

And I agree that no real SOF guy with half a brain would have made the errors that these guys made. But as was previously pointed out, itís a Hollywood movie. So there.
What, you wouldn't make a close target reconnaissance of a a fortified drug lord's compound in street clothes, with a pistol?
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Old 15 March 2019, 13:53
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What, you wouldn't make a close target reconnaissance of a a fortified drug lord's compound in street clothes, with a pistol?
Stop judging me and my hobbies.



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Old 15 March 2019, 14:19
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The whole time with the weight issue on the helo I was thinking:
I may have made a couple of comments along the lines of "that is the dumbest possible way to do that" to the extent that my wife may have had to pause the movie.

That's pretty standard though on the flying stuff though. Overall I thought it was OK.
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Old 15 March 2019, 17:00
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Wearing a golf shirt?
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Old 15 March 2019, 18:00
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Entertaining, more than a few oversights in the 5Ps - that the target audience won't notice. Definitely didn't expect the part in the rocks. I liked it. Door was left open for a sequel (and I was saying "hit the waypoint button, mf'er" ) Oh, and a Ranger song I never heard before.
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Old 15 March 2019, 20:37
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Finished.

Horrible.

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Old 15 March 2019, 20:56
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Finished.

Horrible.

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It was a movie, not a 12-mile ruck run...you know you can turn it off half way through, right?
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Old 15 March 2019, 21:40
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In a sea of movies that totally suck, this one didnít totally suck (it just kinda sucked a little bit).

And I agree that no real SOF guy with half a brain would have made the errors that these guys made. But as was previously pointed out, itís a Hollywood movie. So there.
This is basically my take on it. My standards for movies are pretty low, but it does shit me when supposedly "professional operators" don't act professionally.

But....it entertained me for 2 hours.

Now excuse me while I go amend an ops plan...
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Old 15 March 2019, 22:00
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It was a movie, not a 12-mile ruck run...you know you can turn it off half way through, right?
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Old 16 March 2019, 10:28
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