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The 33 (2015)
A fine film with a major, major flaw at the end -- omitting the rescuers who went down first
I understand there are limits and parameters to telling a story such as this -- one we all remember.
But why would the producers/writers not include the heroics of the paramedics and navy seals who *went down first* to secure the 33's health.
That is a story onto itself.
And they're completely left out?
I enjoyed the film until that part at the end, asking myself, WTF? A complete omission and slap in the face of men who put themselves in harm's way.
It doesn't make sense not to include a couple of minutes of their work in the film.
Wow, those nurses sure have a lot of power. Get me outta here!
Look, the other reviewers have covered a lot of points -- acting is pretty good, story lines are engaging. My beef is with how the writers play up the nursing and downplay the "doctoring". Since when is a newbie nurse going to go from general admissions to the ER to a surgical suite, all in the span of a few episodes?
The nurses also tend to diagnose at the patient's bedside, where in reality they have zero training or right to do so. I'm not looking for 100% realism (remember ER?) but it's laughable how much leeway the writers give nursing in this show, distracting from what little suspension of disbelief viewers may have.