Ok, that’s a bit inflammatory but really, what’s with the small (?) but vocal group of people griping about The Hurt Locker? Geez, you may have done a great job in the sandbox but obviously you fell asleep during your literature class in high school. How else to explain the inability of some people to understand the difference between fact and fiction?
Yeah, we get it. The uniforms weren’t accurate for the time period. You didn’t personally know anyone like the main character. Their U.S. patch wasn’t centered and 1/8th of an inch from the top of the shoulder.
I’m with Abu Maqawama on this one.
I suspect the movie was trying to delve into slightly more significant issues than AR 670-1. If you were fortunate enough to not encounter any cowboys or adrenaline junkies when you were deployed, good for you, but don’t tell me they don’t exist (especially in the early years of the wars when everyone was making things up as we went along).
Besides, at least someone is making movies about the war you were in. Mine is still the red-headed stepchild of the military-entertainment complex. I have to get my Afghanistan military movie fix from the Russians.