November 6th, 2005


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jimbojones
08:57 pm - Jarhead
Saw Jarhead - it left me cold.  I was a sailor, not a Marine.  Maybe there's something there that'll resonate with Marines.  But there wasn't anything in it for me.  Seemed like trying too hard and not knowing anywhere near enough.
 
Current Music: Kanye West - Jesus Walks

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[User Picture] From: theonyx
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 02:48 am
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I haven't seen it yet, but I've heard good things... some from Niel, who is also a sailor.

He laid the best line of the movie on me, which I will now horribly butcher:

Drill Sergeant: What are you even doing in the marines?
Donnie Darko: I got lost on my way to college, Drill Sergeant!


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 03:17 am
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There were pretty much two good things in that movie: that line (which was followed up immediately by something very bullshitty that spoiled it) and Kanye West's "Jesus Walks", which was prominently played in trailers for the movie but wasn't played in the movie itself until the end credits.

I dunno man. It's like the movie tried to be Full Metal Jacket reloaded for Desert Storm and just failed miserably.


 
[User Picture] From: theonyx
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 03:20 am
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hahaha

That's almost exactly how Niel described it.

Niel: It's like a remake of that one movie for this generation...
Me: Full Metal Jacket?
Niel: Yeah, that one.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 03:23 am
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Yeah. Remember the scene in the head when Pyle goes apeshit? And starts listing off all the characteristics of his rifle?

Expect to see that EXACT fucking thing all over again, as delivered by Jake Gyllenhaal. Fucked with barely enough to make it "different" and more than enough to make it "suck."


 
[User Picture] From: theonyx
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 03:28 am
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Hrrmm. Perhaps this movie will be better to those who haven't seen FMJ... or those who really, really liked it.


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 03:30 am
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I think it's fairly safe to say that those who really, really liked FMJ will be horrified by this ... thing.

Seriously. It wasn't good.


 
[User Picture] From: theonyx
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 03:34 am
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Hrrmm.

Did you by any chance see Doom?


 
[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 03:36 am
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oh lord no. not gonna happen.

I'm looking forward to the King Kong remake though. It looks... visceral. =)


 
[User Picture] From: theonyx
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 03:40 am
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Doom dissapointed me insomuch as they totally made up a story for the movie. It only loosely resembled the game. There were marines on Mars. The computer images were pulled from Doom III. There was a BFG.

That's about it.

I'm only mildly interested in seeing King Kong, but that's probably because I'm only mildly interested in King Kong in general.


 
[User Picture] From: zeldappa
Date: November 7th, 2005 - 03:41 am
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I'm going to see this movie solely for the Jake goodness. Hot and sweaty Jake. Shaved Jake. Angry Jake. Crazy Jake. Ahh...

(And also because Sam Mendes directed American Beauty.)


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