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Recommended for anyone who enjoys realistic, gritty war movies
I would recommend this movie for anyone who enjoys realistic, gritty war movies, as long as...
1) you are able to overlook a few mistakes in the realism
2) you don't mind that the movie has a pro-military message.
If you see either of those two things as a bad thing, then feel free to check out my descriptions of them here below, to figure out if this movie is your cup of tea or not.
By the way, I am not Chinese, and not American, so hopefully I can avoid the bias that I saw in many of the other reviews.
1) The mistakes in realism:
There were only two mistakes that were big enough to mention. The first was when a vehicle is shot in the gasoline tank and explodes. The second was when someone was shot by small arms fire and flew back like three meters. If you can overlook mistakes like that, then you can still enjoy this movie.
2) The pro-military message:
Many of the other reviews are complaining that this movie is funded by the Chinese military and that it shows the Chinese military in a favorable light. However, as any serious fan of war movies knows, the US military funds more than 90% of the movies about the US military, and as a reward for that funding, the movie makers tend to show the US military in a favorable light. Like I said, any serious fan of war movies knows this. And most war movie fans don't mind it, as long as the favorable light isn't too strong, and as long as it's tastefully done. And in my opinion, this movie did a pretty good job there.
I hope this review was useful to you, and that you were able to figure out if this movie is your cup of tea or not.
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