You’re trying to get my attention, aren’t you, tremorviolet?
I mean, first there’s your post in this thread.
Then, this OP? :eek:
For me it was the movie Pearl Harbor. I just found the whole thing offensive - to have exactly one viewpoint character who was an actually SAILOR seemed pretty goddam Hollywood. Combine that with making up shit about Army Air Corps pilots to get ‘heros’ and ignore REAL heroism, like the story of the USS Nevada… <fuming>
Or a frigging love triangle with plot holes you could drive the whole of Battleship Row through! (Hmm… French resistance sympathizer fisherman picks up Brit/American flyboy in the frigging Channel, and they take the poor schmuck to the OCCUPIED territory, instead of going the extra miles from wehre they pick up the bozo to frigging England? When the damned flyboy splashes in view of the white cliffs! WTF!!! Just how MUCH wine had been consumed that day on that fishing boat? Oh, and let’s see, some flyboy DOES come back from the dead - and he’s not allowed to send a telegram to his fiancee…)
Not to mention some of the worst CG I’ve ever seen - Zeros flying through smoke, without ever affecting the way the smoke billows? WTF? Bombs going off on frigging Spruance-class Destroyers? It’s not like it’s hard to find Fletcher class tin cans: Check the Greeks and Turks, or the mothball fleet in Norfolk, fer chrissakes.
<huff, huff, huff, huff>
Like I said, may I email you? <sheepish grin>
For another movie that kicked me right in the willful suspension of disbelief: The Truman Show. When Truman tries to leave by driving out of the town the reactor has an accident and they’re ‘cleaning up the contamination’ in silvery suits. I know exactly what those silvery suits are for - they may even be used in nuclear plant accidents, but not because of contamination hazards: Those are called steam close approach suits, and are designed to prevent heat from cooking an operator before he can close an important valve. Sure they’ll prevent contamination - but regular cloth anti-C’s are just as effective, and a hell of a lot more comfortble to work in.