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Old 08-22-2003, 12:40 AM   #1
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"Black Hawk Down" - damn good flick

Just seen it. Kicks some major ass.
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Old 08-22-2003, 12:48 AM   #2
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On the big screen , those pans across Mogadishu from the chopper's perspective just left you with your jaw dropping to the floor... Ridley Scott just kicks ass, nobody touches the eerie feelings he has to his movies... See Bladerunner and Alien, same thing... 8)

But, I have never seen a war flick more realistic than the beginning of Saving Private Ryan...
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Old 08-22-2003, 02:22 AM   #3
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I was in the Air Force and got the opportunity to be choppered in on a Black Hawk to recover a downed F16...Black Hawk Down is an amazing movie...I'm not big into war flicks, but that was definitely an exception for me...
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Old 08-23-2003, 09:52 PM   #4
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I was in the Air Force and got the opportunity to be choppered in on a Black Hawk to recover a downed F16...Black Hawk Down is an amazing movie...I'm not big into war flicks, but that was definitely an exception for me...

I knew we had to have something in common. I spent 23 years in the AF, most of my time in R&R so I've scraped up quite a few electric lawn darts.
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Old 08-24-2003, 01:19 AM   #5
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hahaha...Love the Lawn Dart reference...Only a fellow victim of the Falcon Bite would call it that, or anyone who's worked with any other jet that has two engines...It was a pretty intense moment, finding that crash site, as I'd never seen one before and they don't quite tell you what to expect...That, and everyone's eyes were on me...I don't think I really knew anyone involved in R+R, just met a few...I was your typical Weapons Crew member, you know, slackin off, beatin on Crew Chiefs, harrassing the Specialists...
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Old 08-24-2003, 02:51 AM   #6
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i have never bin in the airforce to young but whats a lawn dart as u called it it sounds like an odd name and what does it do if u could explane it to me i would under stand hehe thx
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Old 08-24-2003, 02:55 AM   #7
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The F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet is called the "Lawn Dart" because of its single engine configuration...If it were to have its engine fail or damaged and it no longer received power (thrust) then it would no longer be flying, and in a sense would become a $26 million lawn dart (since it would most likely nose down into the ground, much like its nickname counterpart)...
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Old 08-24-2003, 03:10 AM   #8
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ohh that would make sence a kinda wow i dont evin know thx for the explantion
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Old 08-29-2003, 11:09 PM   #9
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i own the dvd, easily one of the best movies i've ever seen
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Old 08-30-2003, 07:07 AM   #10
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Yep, Very Good Movie.

Shame about the poor bastards who died.
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Old 08-31-2003, 08:52 PM   #11
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there was a big uproar in Mogadishu after the movie was made. many people were upset that they made everybody except the American Troops look like savages.
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Old 08-31-2003, 09:16 PM   #12
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Yeah, well...I can't say I feel any pity for the Mogadishans feeling they were portrayed poorly...Boo hoo
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Old 09-01-2003, 12:58 AM   #13
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there was a big uproar in Mogadishu after the movie was made. many people were upset that they made everybody except the American Troops look like savages.

If they displayed the Americans in a less honorable way or make the Mogs out to be Jolly Good Chaps... Who in the US would go and see the movie?
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Old 09-01-2003, 01:03 AM   #14
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there was a big uproar in Mogadishu after the movie was made. many people were upset that they made everybody except the American Troops look like savages.

If they displayed the Americans in a less honorable way or make the Mogs out to be Jolly Good Chaps... Who in the US would go and see the movie?

don't get me wrong, i completely agree. i was just stating the fact that some people were angry. but then again, contraversial movies are always the best.
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Old 09-01-2003, 01:10 AM   #15
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I guess so.

Tho people love to see shit get blown up too
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