Thursday, December 25, 2008

[DVD] Generation Kill

Was browsing the videos as I usually do at Sam's club, and what do I find? Generation Kill, an absolutely brilliant HBO mini-series, is out now and I couldn't resist picking it up. It's about the First Recon marines who were sent to Iraq when the war first began. A reporter from Rolling Stone magazine was embedded with them, and the story is based on a book of the same name that he wrote about his experiences there.

When it first aired on HBO, I DVR'd it, and I watched each episode several times. It truly was a ground-breaking, innovative series, based on a true story. There aren't really any good guys or bad guys in this; the characters are real, believable, fallible people, and in some cases, the actors are actually the real people that the story is based on (they consulted with marines in the First Recon to work on the film). It certainly depicts modern "warfare" from a different, very realistic perspective.

So guess what I'm doing on this Christmas Eve...totally checking out the extra features...

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