Tuesday, February 22, 2011

:. Restrepo


Restrepo is a documentary I recently watched about a platoon in one of the most dangerous zones in Afghanistan. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in the military and what occurs in the front lines of todays modern war.

It explores the dangerous situations soldiers must costantly endure in a hostile foreign country. Paralleling the adrenaline pumping events, this film shows the rare picture of the mundane activities that soldiers must combat during downtime.

As a personal thought, I used to desire to fight in war and experience combat. I don't know if this wish was due to the war games and films I watched growing up or me seeking to an exciting lifestyle. Now that I'm older, I realized this to be very naive and somethig that shouldn't be proclaimed quickly.

On the stance on war, I oppose it because it causes people to perform atrocious deeds and brings sorrow and death to both sides. Regardless of which stance someone has, I believe we should respect our soldiers because they are risking their lives everyday. This film helped reinforce my respect by conveying the emotions and tough times they face while most Americans don't even realize we are in war.

49 comments:

  1. Saw this movie a couple months ago and was really impressed with. I greatly respect what those men had to go through.

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  2. I want to see it eventually, I might do so soon. Isn't this the same platoon with the guy who earned the Medal of Honor?

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  3. Hmm, I loved the Hurt Locker I might just this a watch one day.

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  4. Another movie I've never heard about. I'm not into war movies though.

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  5. Hurt Locker was awesome :)
    I might have to check out this movie

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  6. This movie seems very interesting. I might have to check it out. Maybe it will be as good as the hurt locker.

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  7. Astronomy Pirate: Yup I believe it is the guy who earned the medal

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  8. I've heard good things about this movie. I'll have to check it out.

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  9. I'm big on documentaries. I'll add this to my list.

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  10. this is from National Geographic or less? It might be interesting to take a look at. It is a shame that America has been at war for almost 10 years, yet back home it's just a normal day...

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  11. I agree with your stance. My brother is currently preparing for his second tour of the Middle East. He will be away from his family for a year and a half.

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  12. This is something I'm definitely going to have to check out.

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  13. When I saw the cover I thought it was another war flick, but the fact that it's a documentary? I love good documentaries.

    This is sooo on my list. Thanks dude.

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  14. I never could get into war movies haha, I always get confused =(

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  15. I like documentaries and this looks really good. Thanks

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  16. Hahahah I too used to wish to join the military, But as you, I have seen the error in my ways!
    Now I wouldn't want to go to a warzone (except defence of my home) for GOLD! or chocolate....

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  17. i watch this a few months ago. i really liked it too

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  18. Just from reading your words I'm interesting in seeing this

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  19. Sounds interesting, thanks for your post mate :)

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  20. I saw this as well. Great documentary!!

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  21. Haven't heard of it before, will try to check it out, tho.

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  22. Awesome, I lvoe this genre. Will definitely check it out.

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  23. im so watching this! thanks for the recommendation

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  24. thanks for sharing. will watch on the weekend ;)

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  25. never heard of it, but it looks cool

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  26. This documentary is just awesome

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  27. Sounds very good, I think I'll watch it tonight.

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  28. saw the first part today, really great movie!

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  29. not seen this film and to be honest not even heard of it, ill watch it soon though

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  30. No one wants war, but sometimes it must be faced.

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  31. I love documentaries especially ones that hit the hard issues in a balanced way. People's lives are at stake... and for what?

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  32. Sounds interesting, I'm gonna put it on the 'to watch' list.

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  33. this kind of documentals are so emotive

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  34. Sounds good, il check it out when i get a chance

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  35. Interesting, you may've inspired me to watch it. Sounds kinda like Glory with a lot of focus on stuff other than fighting

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  36. I think these films are important, I just can't bear to watch them.

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  37. great documentary it really blew my mind and it puts things in prespective regarding the war over there.

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  38. i gonna watch it tonight, thanks

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  39. looks awesome, i love war movies, going to check it out

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  40. Very insightful post. The film looks interesting as well. Thank you for sharing!

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  41. Looks interesting. I'll have to chek this out

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  42. I've seen documentaries on IEDs and roadside bombs. Saw one platoon who had to disarm 7 IEDs just to cross a ridge.

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  43. Didn't know about that documentary. Gonna see it!

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