Agree, really good film, almost too real and probably shows what it’s really like out there.Good review - it's a well made film, decent tension in the build up the ‘the big one’ - personally though in this genre specifically in the Afghanistan setting I think Kajaki is a better film (think it’s on Netflix).
It was really blotchy looking but then I have done a factory reset on my tv recently so might need to do a bit of recalibration. It looked really ropey, particularly at the end when there’s all those fires in the darkness.I didn't find the black crush "terrible", it was in line with the quality Amazon usually produce on their stuff that isn't 4k in my experience.
Glad to have read a review about a streaming service original that is good, as my hope was waning for originals bringing anything worthwhile to the table.
Yeah, looks like I didn't read that through properly, thanks for the pointerIf it was an Amazon Original it would have been streaming worldwide exclusively on Prime a year ago when it was released. I remember watching this one last year when it was bobbing along quietly under the radar.
Generation kill is fantastic, watched it a few times. You're the first person I've seen who has watched it.The Americans are idiots, I served in Afghanistan in Summer 2007, on OP Herrick, (having previously done 2 tours of Iraq, I was aware of their idiocy) but in Afghan they really took the piss.
Dropping bombs on our guys in Kajaki, shooting our guys with A10s, dropping bombs on Afghan villages that weren't even required and killing plenty of civilians.
They are the most unprofessional bunch of morons imaginable, they were even mocking british troops for (in their opinion) failing to hold onto just 1 province, Helmand.
So they replaced us in Sangin (at the time the most dangerous place on earth) and preceded to have more soldiers killed in 6 months than we did in the previous 4yrs.
Bunch of absolute idiots, you cannot even imagine their stupidity unless it's been witnessed.
Edit: If you would like to see how idiotic the American Military Machine can be then I suggest seeking out "Generation Kill" Its a TV series based on the recollections of an American Recon Marine Officer in the invasion of Iraq, it features actors and some real Marines who were there as well.
Then I am the 2nd.Generation kill is fantastic, watched it a few times. You're the first person I've seen who has watched it.