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say don't we also have a 'TV' thread? can somebody bounce it to the top, as I cannot seem to be able to find it

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RE: Lucas, the thing that surprised me about his "BIG Moneymaking Franchise" is that his inspiration (as an angry stupid film student) was Nixon was the Emperor and the NVA were the rebels; It was never clear to me until those damned Ewoks showed up in Return of The Jedi.

Naturally there was no USSR or PRC in the movies, slippin' the rebs their equipment.

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Got to watch Greyhound, makes for a good action movie, and in common with current movies, adds some needless fluff (love interest that is irrelevant really, religion that is only an add on) while not building up the main character so we know his background. Tom Hanks acts good and the music score is epic enough.

 

Action scenes are World of Warships - North Atlantic, with ranges that are laughably short, situations that happen at speed that are irreal, faceless, evil Germans that are so noob they don't post outlooks when on the surface, periscopes that stick 12 feet high, ships that bounce when colliding, etc.

 

It's not The Cruel Sea, The Enemy Below or Saving Private Ryan...

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Got to watch Greyhound, makes for a good action movie, and in common with current movies, adds some needless fluff (love interest that is irrelevant really, religion that is only an add on) while not building up the main character so we know his background.

 

Action scenes are World of Warships - North Atlantic, with ranges that are laughably short, situations that happen at speed that are irreal, faceless, evil Germans that are so noob they don't post outlooks when on the surface, periscopes that stick 12 feet high, ships that bounce when colliding, etc.

 

It's not The Cruel Sea, The Enemy Below or Saving Private Ryan...

 

I watched it and liked it, but it's basically a 90-minute-long action sequence; like you said, no back-story or anything like that. Kind of surprised they left out the Polish destroyer from the book. Actually I thought the fact that the captain's a very devout Christian was handled pretty well and explains a lot of his decisions.

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