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Frankly, I'm appalled that so many people on here have given this movie such a poor rating. This movie is excellent! It is NOT a documentary, therefore it IS fiction. Many of these negative reviews are written by people who are affiliated with the armed forces and are criticizing this movie because of its lack of a factual depiction of life at training facilities. Uhm....hello, it's a MOVIE! This is not meant to act as a recruiting film. People who are considering going into the armed forces don't sit there and say to themselves......."Hmmm, I really don't know if I'm cut out for this, maybe I should rent Annapolis and see what it's 'really' like." Geesh people! It's a fictional film meant to entertain and it definitely delivers. Movies are meant to be a form of escapism. Great movies fully engage you in their world and keep your attention so that you get emotionally involved in the plot and feel as though you are getting to know the characters. This movie does exactly that. A great movie forces you to forget about your own world for approximately 2 hours. During the time I was watching this film, I was so fully engrossed in it that not a single thought unrelated to the movie entered my mind. Now that's what I would deem a great movie! Others are most certainly entitled to their own opinion, but I would hate for this movie not to receive its due acclaim because others are hung up on the fact that it is not a documentary film depicting what life is like training to become an officer in the armed forces. I am not claiming to know anything about that world, but I think in this particular case it helps me to better appreciate this movie for what it is at face value - a fictional film meant to entertain. I was definitely entertained and taken to another world whilst watching this movie. I highly recommend this film!
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