Amph Why don't we see more military based films?

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  1. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    After reading the couple of responses in CoD thread I started to today I got to thinking on why there are not many military based films. You know, about soldiers doing their stuff in war. I would love to a lot more historical based film, one set in modern times and some in the near future. Since their are very few films on the subject, it is a creative gold mine in what you could do. Video games have take this genre and run why can movie do the same and give us some different stuff to watch.
  2. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    As far as I can tell, because a real military film would be intensely boring. That's what military life is like from what I've heard -- long stretches of intense boredom punctuated intermittently by unbridled terror.
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    Military films only usually work when they're heavily focused: either character-driven (even biopic in nature) or focused on a single place, or setting. Otherwise they can be unfocused.

    But there are plenty of great military films. I'm fond of epics, and both The Bridge on the River Kwai[ and Lawrence of Arabia are military.
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  4. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    There are a metric ton of films based on historic wars, or does that massive glut of films about World War II not count for some reason?
  5. Volderon Force Ghost

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    Błack Hawk Down, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Saving Private Ryan etc etc
  6. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV - Vacationing and stuff

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    The one by Michael Bay certainly doesn't. ;)
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  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    We don't speak of that thing, Todd. :p
  8. EmpireForever Chosen One

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    You've got what has got to be the most relevant username ever chosen.
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  9. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    Because video games are not movies and can get away with more boring subjects.
  10. Saintheart Chosen One

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    Are you talking about Pearl Harb--
  11. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV - Vacationing and stuff

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    Fine, I'll balance it out by bringing up the fantastic Das Boot, a WWII film that doesn't get nearly enough love.
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  12. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    I admit if you would have to add a little more excitement to it all but it could make for good movies.


    WWII is movies need to stop, out of all of the past conflicts. Give us more about the Korean or Vietnam Wars.

    Those movies are five or more years old (at least most of them). We need new movies.
    Are you talking to me?
    No they can't. Games have to keep you interested in their stories for 7 to 10 hours (about the average length of AAA titles). If they were boring they would not be growing so fast into multi-million dollar productions.
  13. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    GENERATION KILL?

    Is this thread more accurately titled: "I haven't seen any military movies come on my TV in recent weeks. Because I'm too lazy to check anywhere but said TV feed I'm going to assume that nothing has been made, ever, and complain about it."?

    Because that's how it feels.

    Or; the Merlin Ambrosius school of deducting reasoning has another proud graduate!
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  14. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    I check multiple place and could only find four or five military movies release since 2009 and that is why I made this thread. Also people I am not just talking about historical. Personally I would like to see some near future films.
  15. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Oh well, I guess that settles it, only 5 military films made since 2009. What did you think of that French one?
  16. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    Are you kidding me? There are way too many films that are based on militaries, war and fighting. This **** comes out constantly. Act of Valor? Zero Dark Thirty? (I'm counting it, special forces were involved) Red Tails? Battleship? War Horse? The Expendables? Red Dawn remake? Battle: Los Angeles?

    There are dozens of major films on the recent wars in the Middle East that took place only in the last decade. There's dozens of major films on the prior Gulf War, hundreds of major films on Vietnam, a few on Korea and thousands of major films on WW2. Then there's all the fictional military movies plus fantastical stuff like GI Joe.

    The last thing Americans need is more "America, **** yeah" military propaganda.
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  17. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    @Lazy Storm Trooper : Watch some films older than 2009. Your life will be better for it.

    The Hurt Locker is about the Iraq War and won an Oscar.
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  18. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    And you were just saying how you hate being called an old fogie :D
  19. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    LOL, I was actually saying I hate stereotypes. ;)
  20. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I was going to go down this path after an elaborate set up first. :(

    But yes, all the above. Plus there's Forces Spécial, a 2011 French film about... the French special forces.

    Lazy Storm Merlin69, IMHO.
  21. Coruscant Force Ghost

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa... come on, Ender. Lazy Storm Trooper is in my humble opinion a very promising newbie. He's not done anything to be sullied with that kind of brush yet.
  22. Volderon Force Ghost

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    Tom Hanks and Speilberg are doing another mini series too about the fighter pilots so theres that.
  23. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    OK, if you say so Cor, I will back off.

    Lazy. Have you seen Generation Kill?

    NOTE: If the answer isn't yes, it should be "no, but I've bought it on iTunes/Google Play/ordered it on Netflix/am off to pick up the Blu-Ray right now".
  24. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    There are too many military films.
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  25. Volderon Force Ghost

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    Terminator Salvation was a military film basically. Even though it sucked. Theres your future military film LOL.