Sunday, January 8, 2017

My favorite movie

For a long time, I said "Thin Red Line" was my favorite movie.  I still love that movie, because it fucks me up every time.  But if I had to pick the movie I've seen the most times, that I wanted to watch, it would be "Battle: Los Angeles".  I Love that movie.  Everything goes to shit.  Staff Sergeant Nantz has major traumatic guilt and likely PTSD, and he STILL has to go into combat.  So  he sucks it up, and does the work of a hero.  Not because he wants to, to be clear, but because the fucking work has to be done, and nobody else is doing it, motherfuckers.  Goddamnit.  1, 2, 3, go do what you know needs to be done.

And in the end, what does he have to lose, going all in?  And in the process, he becomes an honest leader.  He is not asking anything of anyone he won't do himself.  He leads the way.

That's a great movie, in my estimation, although I seem to be in a minority.

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