Some of the uncomfortable after-thoughts lingered couple of days since viewed this another 'Based on The True Incident', which has become the stereotyped "Based on The True...whatever" nowadays. It seems that now the movie makers and those screenplay writers have all suddenly become so interested in digging up the historical archives covering all the military and police files, trying so hard to find out something that they could use to dramatize for commercial purposes. This film, without exception, is one of them.
I don't know what's the purpose of mobilization of 150 Irish soldiers and shipped them to Congo to do a so-called 'Peace Keeping Job". These guys got no experience to do anything really mattered to that purpose. They were dropped at the place where was flat without any feasible defense surroundings, only several buildings there without any special strategic usefulness. These guys automatically thought the palm trees and the wild grass they were facing would be the front direction they had to deal with, so they started digging holes and trenches facing that general direction. The captain and his men never thought to clean up the wild grass area first and cut away some the palm trees to make it easier to spot and expose the upcoming hostile mercenary force.
You were holding a place without anything around you on a flat ground, you didn't know to clear up all crap around you first to offer you a better killing field, all you knew was digging holes and trenches, piled up sandbags, stored your ammunition and weapons in an exposed building. How stupid and moronic could be? All of you, especially the Captain, walked around, before and during the waves of attacks, exposed yourselves, not worried to be shot by the enemy's snipers. Yea, how cool was that, not just walking tall, but wore your bright sky-blue berets for easier targets. Yea, how brave you were, you brainless naive morons! Did you forget you were on a absolutely flat ground without anything to protect from being shot? They movie makers and director wanted you guys to walk around during the intervals of the attacks like bunch of John Waynes? Then the captain was shot on the upper left chest-shoulder area with a large bullet. But miraculously, he seemed to be okay right away. He was patched up after the bullet was so easily digged out. Then miraculously again based on the true military file, he walked around right away without any pain like nothing happened. Then miraculous again, he could still fight during the coming up attacks from the ground and from the air. He could even remove the heavy machine gun from the jeep and held it upward to the sky trying to shoot down the fighter jet without any problem to his supposed to be seriously wounded gunshot shoulder/chest. The fighter jet was riddled with bullets from the ground, yet it never crashed or exploded; another miracle. Then, the Captain's ruined uniform miraculously mended and repaired without bullet hole but blood stain on that area.
Yea, we indeed witnessed a whole package of the so-called "Miracle", none of the expatriated Irish soldiers was killed, only several of them wounded; their Captain, especially was immune to the bullet, he had recovered immediately right after the bullet was digged out, never showed any sign as a seriously gunshot-wounded person, a miracle healer, a modern day Jesus-like person, a Bible crap-like Mosses, who brought all his 150 brother-in-arms out of a killing zone by surrendered themselves to their superior enemy and walked out the prison like walking across the Red Sea. Yea, right, 'cause you'd think that I'm so stupid like you to buy everything you fed to me on the screen(?)....Give me a f@@king break! But fair is fair, the fighting scenes were still well choreographed.
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