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4.5 out of 5 stars
Generation Kill [DVD] [2008]
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on 24 July 2012
This is an account of what a reporter sees as he accompanies Marine 1st Recon into Baghdad in 2003. Showing how the soldiers try to cope with confusing conditions, poor supplies, boredom and occassional bouts of violence. When their orders often seem to lead to actions that are misguided and pointless, sometimes leading to innocent deaths, as the rules of engagement seem uncertain and shifting, some soldiers find themselves increasingly uncomfortable about the competence of members of their command and the nature of their presence in Iraq. It also depicts the culture of the combat unit and the types of personalities that they tend to contain. A brilliant series, but not as broadly accessible nor as fascinatingly complex as 'The Wire' (from the same producers and writers). Generation Kill should not be seen as an action movie, but as a great depiction of one sideshow of the Iraq War, showing how chaotic, incompetent and tragically wasteful the deployment of even modern US forces can be. The film 'Fair Game' would be a good companion film to view with this.
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on 12 August 2017
This is an outstanding series. Its overall aim is to illustrate where the peace went wrong when the USA (and others) invaded Iraq.
The acting is exemplory, the scenario's believable and the lasting effect, profound. This is one of the best productions about war ever made; up there with 'Apocalypse Now!' and 'Platoon'.
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on 19 September 2017
A very true insight into what young men have to deal with in these war zones, very gritty, very sad, a mind opening film
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on 14 May 2017
Very good series! Though the title doesn't describe it well at all. Its not a gung ho American propaganda series as you might imagine, if anything it's the opposite of that.
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on 21 March 2017
Not as good as the book,but funny.Loads of cussing if that turns you off.
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on 27 December 2015
Very good series, filmed like a documentary. All based on fact of course and although I didn't know most of the actors, they did well.
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on 10 August 2017
Fantastic, just a shame they never went on to make other seasons.
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on 22 March 2017
Good series that is close to the book
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on 24 May 2017
A good watch.
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on 5 September 2013
This movie is very good, I highly recomend it to every one who likes warfare films. Arrived on time and in excellent condition.
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