Lone Survivor - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Off-Topic Discussions > Movies & Music Fanatics

Movies & Music Fanatics Post your latest movie, TV show, music and concert reviews.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-10-2013, 03:45 AM   #1
mix1983
Life Is Good
 
mix1983's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Fan#: 61101
Location: Anderson, SC
What I Drive: 2000 Honda Civic EX 5spd

Posts: 3,728
Points 9,018, Level 63
Points: 9,018, Level: 63 Points: 9,018, Level: 63 Points: 9,018, Level: 63
Level Up 90% Completed
Level up: 90% Level up: 90% Level up: 90%
Forum Activity 8%
Activity: 8% Activity: 8% Activity: 8%
FF Reputation: 5 mix1983 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Lone Survivor

I'm not sure how many of you even know who Marcus Luttrell is. I'm not sure how many more have read his book Lone Survivor.

For those unaware of both, ML is the sole survivor of a SEAL mission in Afghanistan, Operation Red Wings. He went into the op with 3 teammates, all of which were killed by Taliban forces.

Later on, support came in a helicopter which was nailed with an RPG upon arrival, killing everyone. He was quite literally, the only survivor. Eventually found by Army Rangers.

Anyway, for those who know who he is, or have hopefully read his book...

How do you feel about the upcoming movie Lone Survivor?

Do you dismiss it right away (this is how I am feeling currently), do you have hopes for it?

I feel like a movie could never do these men justice, the largest loss of life in SEAL history. The things this man did to survive. I can't see a movie being able to remotely begin to cover it.


__________________
Quote:
I'm all about sharing the road with other drivers - as long as they use the part that's behind me.
mix1983 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #2
WiscoGTI
Turböner
 
WiscoGTI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Fan#: 70225
Location: Watertown, WI
What I Drive: 2002 VW GTI

Posts: 9,385
Points 153,662, Level 100
Points: 153,662, Level: 100 Points: 153,662, Level: 100 Points: 153,662, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 32 WiscoGTI Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (9)
I've never heard of this book.. but from the sounds of it, I need to go pick it up.

Along with that Chris Kyle dude's book.

Sent from my Man Cannon via FF Mobile
WiscoGTI is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2014, 12:42 AM   #3
Juicedz
Focus Addict
 
Juicedz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 108814
Location: Fort Myers, FL
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Hatchback SE, 5sp

Posts: 1,282
Points 2,272, Level 28
Points: 2,272, Level: 28 Points: 2,272, Level: 28 Points: 2,272, Level: 28
Level Up 82% Completed
Level up: 82% Level up: 82% Level up: 82%
Forum Activity 11%
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
FF Reputation: 3 Juicedz Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
The movie was horrible! Wrong actors for the roles and the action scenes seemed cheaply made. I expected more considering Mark W.'s last role in Shooter.
__________________
'13 Oxford White Hatch 5-speed
injected 93 tune, steeda intake, e-focus rmm
Hatch Nation#24 172whp 157wtq
Juicedz is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2014, 06:22 PM   #4
Pennut
Focus Addict
 
Pennut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 91326
Location: Rochester, NY
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Grey SE Hatchback

Posts: 611
Points 1,426, Level 21
Points: 1,426, Level: 21 Points: 1,426, Level: 21 Points: 1,426, Level: 21
Level Up 26% Completed
Level up: 26% Level up: 26% Level up: 26%
Forum Activity 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
FF Reputation: 5 Pennut Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I didn't like Shooter. I had read Steven Hunters books (actually just bought another one today) with the character "Bob the nailer" years before Shooter came out. The character in the books was a Vietnam war veteran and older than the Mark Wahlburg version. Hated the way they changed it.
Pennut is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2014, 06:39 PM   #5
Burkeboy
Focus Enthusiast
 
Burkeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Fan#: 141633
Location: Oneida, TN
What I Drive: 2004 Red SVT

Posts: 386
Points 2,311, Level 29
Points: 2,311, Level: 29 Points: 2,311, Level: 29 Points: 2,311, Level: 29
Level Up 8% Completed
Level up: 8% Level up: 8% Level up: 8%
Forum Activity 8%
Activity: 8% Activity: 8% Activity: 8%
FF Reputation: 1 Burkeboy Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I loved shooter and LS. I know it didn't give those men justice from looking online, and not all was how it went according Marcus's accounts but at least people know somewhat of what happened. I didn't read the book and very rarely read books but this really reaches those who don't read it and show our countries true bravery, and the way the village treated him was inspiring to anyone to protect the weak.

Really I am not real sure how someone could see this movie or know anything about it and say it was bad. I know it was not all true or right, but this should be inspiring and humbling to everyone. The men it tries to tell of truly gave their life for this country and the ones they loved. If I am not mistaken one of them was going to get married or something like that. We shouldn't forget these men who gave it all for you.

And no I am not bashing anyone about their opinion I am just expressing mine and the respect I have for those who serve.
Burkeboy is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2014, 07:29 AM   #6
Juicedz
Focus Addict
 
Juicedz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 108814
Location: Fort Myers, FL
What I Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Hatchback SE, 5sp

Posts: 1,282
Points 2,272, Level 28
Points: 2,272, Level: 28 Points: 2,272, Level: 28 Points: 2,272, Level: 28
Level Up 82% Completed
Level up: 82% Level up: 82% Level up: 82%
Forum Activity 11%
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
FF Reputation: 3 Juicedz Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I have the utmost respect for those that have served this country. My opinion should have no reflection on the true hero's that gave their lives during this place in time.
Again, two of the four actors were a poor choice on the directors part for playing the role. Additionally, there was ONE major action scene that took place, which was sub par at best. These guys took 73 rounds EACH to extremities and vital organs before going down....ok. The build up to the action scene wasn't bad but I was left wanting something better for a climax. I guess it's just a difference in opinion on this one. I'll have to watch it again when it hits redbox or on demand but I highly doubt my opinion of it will change.
__________________
'13 Oxford White Hatch 5-speed
injected 93 tune, steeda intake, e-focus rmm
Hatch Nation#24 172whp 157wtq
Juicedz is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat