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Old 07-24-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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Nothing. I still don’t get all the hoopla over this “iconic” film. Bad acting, Tom Cruise, horrible plot.... yeah nothing... I stick by that.
That Joe Satriani song is the good thing in that movie.

That, and an actor had the name "Michael Ironsides."

Beyond that, movies like this - and Tom Cruise getting to play the jerk, this movie he got to really run with that - give police and military guys that sooo corny cockiness that makes me want to just stop and ask them, WHY...

A Few Good Men was equally as bad

Few movies of that era are really "good." Older now, I can admit this.

And that song is only cool for about a minute or two.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:03 PM
 
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A Few Good Men was equally as bad
Blasphemy.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FnO3igOkOk
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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For one thing they got major cooperation from the U.S. military and thus they had unprecedented access to contemporary military hardware. That alone made it a unique cinematic achievement in its day. Otherwise the dogfight scenes would have been unconvincingly simulated as they had/have been in most other military aviation movies before and since.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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How old (or young) are you? Might be one of those "had to be there" kind of movies... certainly if you're watching it NOW for the first time, especially if you weren't alive yet when it came out, you might not quite get it. I was only 10 when it was released (maybe 11 when I saw it), and the music + Cruise/Kilmer + fighter jets = COOL AS HECK!
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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For one thing they got major cooperation from the U.S. military and thus they had unprecedented access to contemporary military hardware. That alone made it a unique cinematic achievement in its day. Otherwise the dogfight scenes would have been unconvincingly simulated as they had/have been in most other military aviation movies before and since.
But then again Iron Eagle had access to contemporary Israeli Defense Forces hardware. No flight deck ballet to Kenny Loggins though.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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Not a damned thing. Except Kelly McGillis at the height of her glory.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:21 PM
 
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Not a damned thing. Except Kelly McGillis at the height of her glory.
Certainly a stunning and sexy woman. I like the hose she is wearing when she first walks into the classroom. The men are tuned into her legs.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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How old (or young) are you? Might be one of those "had to be there" kind of movies... certainly if you're watching it NOW for the first time, especially if you weren't alive yet when it came out, you might not quite get it. I was only 10 when it was released (maybe 11 when I saw it), and the music + Cruise/Kilmer + fighter jets = COOL AS HECK!
Also the US military were good guys again. In the military themed movies just before Top Gun characters were actually crying that they had to get in as they had no other options in life. It was if the culture called them heroes begrudgingly. Heroes but actually the losers, even 10 years after the draft ended, who did something heroic
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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For one thing they got major cooperation from the U.S. military and thus they had unprecedented access to contemporary military hardware. That alone made it a unique cinematic achievement in its day. Otherwise the dogfight scenes would have been unconvincingly simulated as they had/have been in most other military aviation movies before and since.
But the only reason they got cooperation is cause they were making a safe military movie. Safe as in doesn't take any type of darker risks in it's storytelling. So that's no surprise that the got cooperation.

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How old (or young) are you? Might be one of those "had to be there" kind of movies... certainly if you're watching it NOW for the first time, especially if you weren't alive yet when it came out, you might not quite get it. I was only 10 when it was released (maybe 11 when I saw it), and the music + Cruise/Kilmer + fighter jets = COOL AS HECK!
I would have been one when it came out.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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But the only reason they got cooperation is cause they were making a safe military movie. Safe as in doesn't take any type of darker risks in it's storytelling. So that's no surprise that the got cooperation.

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Sometimes you get surprised about the cooperation given. I still don't know what the US Marine Corp saw in Heartbreak Ridge when the US Army said no and Army Rangers became Marine Recon.
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