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

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lazy Storm Trooper, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Mr44 VIP

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    CIV 2 was the best of the series. But for a game that just about captured the perfect blend of strategy and tactics, I'd easily recommend the Steel Panther series. I'm pretty sure there are emulation mods out there since the game more than an decade old. But Steel Panthers excelled over all others for 3 reasons:

    1)Historical accuracy-You could start at just after WWI and progress all the way to the start of the Korean War. Later mods included Vietnam and Desert Storm. If you wanted a dose..er..slap in the face on the condition of UK, US, and ANZAC at the start of WW2, turn on the "historical accuracy" setting and watch the Nazis steam roll over everything. You were forced to develop tactics, as they were the only thing that stood between you and repeating the mantra of "But the Allied forces are supposed to win!" over and over....Later in the war, the situation is reversed, but it really puts into perspective had Hitler not been insane, how the Wehrmacht could have dominated over Europe, and how things like Dunkirk and Kasserine Pass actually came to pass.

    2) Modification potential-If you got tired of being steamrolled by Nazi AI on the reality setting, the game also allowed all sorts of modifications. I always had Sgt Rock as my go to small unit leader..(how could you not) but if you wanted to create "Rat Patrol" style units that used jeeps with .50cals, you could. Or gun trucks that zipped around the battlefield mounted with a quad .50 cal mount that was particularly effective against infantry and light tanks...and so on.

    3)The sheer amount of equipment/hardware available in the game. The developers of Steel Panthers must have been awarded a PhD in WWII studies after releasing this, because beyond the traditional US/UK/NAZI/RUSSIAN stuff that other sims had, Steel Panthers had just about everything used by all the participants in armed conflict. Curious to find out what India modified for use from the UK? it was in there. Interested in the differences between Italian, Romanian, Slovak, and Norwegian forces? All were detailed. Did you want to confirm your hunch that the New Zealanders preferred light tanks to the Aussies heavier tanks as part of ANZAC? Yep, it was there. And all progressed as the years went on...

    Good stuff that game was.
  2. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Which one?

    The original might just be my favourite game ever.
  3. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    The newest one. Human Revolution I think?
  4. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    YEah you wanna get on that... right away.
  5. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    pvt pearson deffo
  6. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Saw a preview for Lone Survivor, which appears to be about four soldiers (maybe Navy SEALS; I wasn't clear) sent in to try to take out an Al-Qaeda leader. Rated R for War Violence Throughout or some such thing. So there's a new one coming out. It's got Mark Wahlberg, like every movie that comes out nowdays. But I spotted Ben Foster, who I love way, way too much, as one of the main four guys, which is awesome. And I think that was Eric Bana as somebody, though not one of the main four.

    But there's a military based movie. Though this thread seems to have kind of changed to video games.
  7. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Saw a preview for Lone Survivor, which appears to be about four soldiers (maybe Navy SEALS; I wasn't clear) sent in to try to take out an Al-Qaeda leader. Rated R for War Violence Throughout or some such thing. So there's a new one coming out. It's got Mark Wahlberg, like every movie that comes out nowdays. But I spotted Ben Foster, who I love way, way too much, as one of the main four guys, which is awesome. And I think that was Eric Bana as somebody, though not one of the main four.

    But there's a military based movie. Though this thread seems to have kind of changed to video games.
  8. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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  9. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    I'm serious about my Napoleonic Wars KOTOR RPG idea.
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  10. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Have you read a single Sharpe novel, Wiwec?
  11. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    I have not. From looking it up it seems to be a series taking place in the aforementioned wars, which means i will put it on my list.
  12. MrZAP Force Ghost

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    Have you tried Napoleon: Total War yet? I haven't played it (my computer can't handle such games very well so I'm still on M2 and Empire) but I've seen some LPs and it looks like quitre the immersive campaign game.

    I would really like a good strategy game taking place during WWI, though I don't know of any.

    Oh, and to the OP: Watch Patton. That is all.
    Last edited by MrZAP, Oct 10, 2013
  13. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I saw a trailer for that. When's it coming out?
  14. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    December. Here you go.
  15. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Argh I was in class/was lazy.
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  16. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    I gather that the point of this thread is that LZT wants a Modern Warfare movie, right?

    This ****** Call of Duty generation, I swear...
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  17. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    I've read a couple. They're very good.
  18. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    No. I just want to see a quadcopter drone in a movie. That the whole reason I created this thread.

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  19. A Username Jedi Padawan

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  20. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    See kids? Sarcasm isn't entirely wasted on the young (at least, I think so).

    No, no Black Ops movie for you either. Only after Halo, or Bioshock, or Mass Effect.

    Yes, I'm being sarcastic. Mostly.
  21. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    People who watch and/or like FPSRussia are the lowest kind of people.
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  22. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I all seriousness I think the bone of the Call of Duty stories being turned into movies could be interesting.

    Such as if you were to very, very, loosely adapt BO2 it could make for an interesting movie. Having America's drone fleet turned against her. Not knowing the enemy and having a Spec Ops team (of course with quadcopters :p) having to trace, hunted down, and kill the unknown enemy.

    And with the upcoming game Ghosts, America is decimated and the sons of a Spec Ops operative try to take back their country (at least that is what I got out of the trailers). That could be an interesting concept if done right also.

    Lastly, I would like to say that in my whole life I probably only have played 7 hours of CoD.
  23. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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  24. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I actually type in "Military Quadcopter Drone" and that is the first image. I have never heard of FPS Russia till you just mentioned it.
  25. Darth_Invidious Chosen One

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    Yeah, just as I thought. /thread.
  26. Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    Why. Because its a video game and therefore a lower of art, you don't like original ideas for movies, its a CoD plot, or you don't like whatever I say.

    Hey, don't get me wrong CoD is the last franchise I would like to Hollywood to adapt from gaming. What I am saying is those are interesting concepts never done in a movie.