Musings of the Chronologically Challenged™ Fourth Generation
Thursday, November 10, 2005
UPDATE: This is the second "review" of Jarhead posted at Indigo Insights. Did you see the first linked on 11/6/05? Doc Russia gave a thumbs up.
from retired Marine, West Coast
I agree with the Marine....Hollywood Socialists and Michael Moore Groupies are at it again.
Written by a Marine who has seen the film.
The Jarhead movie is a disgraceful attack on the dignity and honor of all current and former Marines. The movie does not paint any positive qualities about the U.S. Marines. It selectively amplifies the negative actions of a few, at the expense of the whole. This movie will undoubtedly have an extremely negative effect on recruiting efforts.
The overall theme of the movie paints enlisted infantry Marines as morally depraved people who quickly degrade into insanity, infighting, and completely lacking in honor as Desert Shield progresses into Desert Storm. Individual scenes are exceptionally offensive to Marines and civilians alike. Examples of scenes portrayed in the movie include the following:
**Forced hot branding / burning flesh of fellow Marines in the barracks.
**A platoon simulating group sex with one another in the field.
**"Friendly fire" bombs lighting a live Marine on fire as he climbs out of a truck.
**A Marine wife mails a video tape of having sex with their neighbor, and the entire platoon enjoys viewing it.
**Decline of an entire platoon into insanity during combat operations.
**One Marine threatening to kill another at point blank range with a loaded M16 in an insane rage, and then turning the weapon on himself and asking to be killed.
**One loyal Staff Sergeantis portrayed as having irrational love for his service.
**Excessive use of the "F" word.
**Excessive portrayal of sexual obsessions.
**No respect whatsoever for fellow Marines.
While U.S. citizens have welcomed Desert Storm veterans with open arms, this movie is Hollywood's way of spitting in their face.
Please boycott this movie, tell others to boycott it, and I welcome your comments and suggestions about how to restore and uphold the honor of the U.S. Marines.
From the halls of Montezuma To the shores of Tripoli',
We fight our countrys battles In the air, on land, and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom, And to keep our honor clean,
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marines.
Sergeant Jeff Davids