Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

Zero Dark Thirty

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

Zero Dark Thirty

Old 25th Feb 2013, 16:16
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,111
Zero Dark Thirty

Although, I think we may have to create a thread for films, I just like to ask our fellow PPRuNers if they have seen the film and what they believe. I like to see it this week and I like to have some opinions beforehand.

Rwy in Sight
Rwy in Sight is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 16:40
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,674
I like to see it this week and I like to have some opinions beforehand.
What sort of grammar is that ?

I have not seen it, but I would hazard a guess is what you would expect from Hollywood.

Last edited by mixture; 25th Feb 2013 at 16:41.
mixture is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 16:47
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Patterson, NY
Age: 61
Posts: 436
Rwy:

I've seen it. It's okay I suppose. Doesn't make the U.S. look too good with the depictions of torture in the film.

On the other hand, it allowed me to view Ms. Jessica Chastain. Enough, in and of itself, to see the film!

Go ahead and see it if you get the chance. It's not bad at all. Some Hollywood-isms thrown in for good measure but it comes across, in general, as being pretty realistic.
rgbrock1 is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 18:05
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 60
Posts: 5,308
If you get a chance to see the 60 Minutes from last night, or a repeat of it, with the author of "No Easy Day" please do so, Interesting discussion with someone who was there, all of his problems with NDA and security not considered.
Lonewolf_50 is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 18:06
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: London
Posts: 701
Complete tosh. The story was terribly contrived and inaccurate in parts, and the action sequence at the end leaden. I thought the SEALs were famed for their speed and aggression - these guys just seemed to amble around.

Not really a big Bigelow fan - I thought The Hurt Locker was an affront to US armed forces in general and their bomb disposal specialists in particular. If she carries on like this she won't be getting much in the way of co-operation for her films in the future.
dead_pan is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 18:09
  #6 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,111
mixture

I am on an austerity program regarding commas hence there is a comma missing from the phrase. However commas are syntax related items I am still checking the grammar aspect.

I suspect I have to build the phrase again stating something like:
"Given I plan to see the film this week, it would be great if any fellow PPRuNer would be kind enough to share his/her opinion about the movie." Obviously I have already asked a friend who teaches English to check my grammar and your help would me most appreciated.

Besides that rgbrock1 and mixture thank you for the taking your time to write the comments.

Rwy in Sight
Rwy in Sight is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 18:18
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Patterson, NY
Age: 61
Posts: 436
Rwy:

I wouldn't worry all too much about grammatical mistakes.
Some here seem to have a problem with chronic hemorrhoids.
rgbrock1 is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 19:33
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 60
Posts: 5,308
I thought The Hurt Locker was an affront to US armed forces in general
dead_pan: tend to agree. Hollywood and reality rarely meet. Their mission is to tell stories, not necessarily tell the truth. This director has been commercially successful. There is little reward, on this earth, for telling the truth. (In the commercial sector, at least ... )

Last edited by Lonewolf_50; 25th Feb 2013 at 19:33.
Lonewolf_50 is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 19:36
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Australia - South of where I'd like to be !
Age: 54
Posts: 4,245
Agree.

If you watch Hollywood movies based on real life,
you need to take a big dose of salts with it.
500N is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 20:03
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: London
Posts: 701
Yup but why do they insist on portraying your troops as egotistical meat-heads? A bit of nuancing wouldn't go amiss.
dead_pan is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 20:16
  #11 (permalink)  

Evertonian
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: #3117# Ppruner of the Year Nominee 2005
Posts: 9,645
Haven't seen Argo, but I just read somewhere that the CIA didn't do it, it was a Canadian that got them out?

Is now a good time to mention U571???
Buster Hyman is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 20:36
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Germany
Age: 71
Posts: 1,560
Why not?

U571 is part of the true-to-life story of how the USA won World War II! Thank you for asking, and yes, of course you can mention it.

You know that War of 1812, when the Brits burned our White House and peed on Dolley Madison's turkey? When that is taught in American schools they usually do not bother to tell that Great Britain was also involved in a certain amount of bother with that Bonaparte chap.

The other day, I casually mentioned the Battle of Bennington, fought between Americans and Germans, for the most part. Those kids thought it was Americans fighting Brits, but, no, it was German troops who had been hired out to fight Indians but found themselves fighting Americans. I don't think they believed me when I told them it was Germans we were up against, along with some Loyalists and some Indians.

I saw Zero Dark Thirty and was not real happy with the way the movie showed us offing Osama thanks to information that came from torture, since that part is supposedly false.

Also, that bit where our guys are just calling "Osama... Osama..." until Osama pops his head out and gets drilled... that was his son they did that way, according to the latest leaked top-secret information.

Also, they didn't show how our President was flying one of the helicopters or something. Anyway, I know that he was part of the team.
chuks is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 20:37
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USA
Age: 55
Posts: 664
Meh...

It was ok.

Not bad, not great. Certainly not the worthy of the hype.
brickhistory is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 20:58
  #14 (permalink)  

Evertonian
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: #3117# Ppruner of the Year Nominee 2005
Posts: 9,645
Hmmm...don't know much about Domestic disputes, sorry Chuk. Anyway, good on you for defending Hollywoods track record, which I believe was the overall tone of the thread, in military type films.
Buster Hyman is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 21:05
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 23, Railway Cuttings, East Cheam
Age: 63
Posts: 3,125
Yup but why do they insist on portraying your troops as egotistical meat-heads? A bit of nuancing wouldn't go amiss.
I worked with the US armed forces a bit when I was in the mob, who for the most part were genuinely great guys, generous to a fault. However they had some weird attitudes. Not wrong particularly, just so different to ours. They tended to believe all the crap they were fed unlike the Brits, who take it for granted they are being lied to.

I must admit there was more than one moment when we had to do a double take at the odd comment they would make, you know, the sort of sidelong glance at each other that says 'Did I really just hear that?'. However, vive le difference and all that, I'm sure they found us just as weird.

What was it Churchill (who was half American) said? Something about two completely foreign countries joined by a common language? Something like that anyway.
thing is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 21:15
  #16 (permalink)  

Aviator Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Age: 71
Posts: 2,394
Something about two completely foreign countries joined by a common language? Something like that anyway.
No, it was more on the line of, 'Two peoples separated by a common language.'

T'was the truth, as I lived that twice, when I moved to England from the US and then when I moved back to the US six years later.

The actual quote is:

The United States and Great Britain are two countries separated by a common language.
By George Bernard Shaw, not Churchill.

Hmm, guess he didn't know about the rather large ocean.

Last edited by con-pilot; 25th Feb 2013 at 21:19.
con-pilot is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 21:15
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 23, Railway Cuttings, East Cheam
Age: 63
Posts: 3,125
I stand corrected. I'm sure Churchill used it though.

Edit: did you mean lager ocean?

Last edited by thing; 25th Feb 2013 at 21:17.
thing is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 21:17
  #18 (permalink)  

Aviator Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Age: 71
Posts: 2,394
I stand corrected. I'm sure Churchill used it though.
I would not doubt that what so ever.

Edit: did you mean lager ocean?
Only if.

I'll go back and fix that. thanks.

Last edited by con-pilot; 25th Feb 2013 at 21:19.
con-pilot is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 21:26
  #19 (permalink)  

Evertonian
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: #3117# Ppruner of the Year Nominee 2005
Posts: 9,645
Rats. I was just starting to organise an expedition to the Lager Ocean.
Buster Hyman is offline  
Old 25th Feb 2013, 21:30
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 23, Railway Cuttings, East Cheam
Age: 63
Posts: 3,125
I think lager ocean has a better ring to it actually.
thing is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.