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Black Hawk Down v. Saving Private Ryan

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  1. bigD72

    bigD72 IncGamers Member

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    Black Hawk Down v. Saving Private Ryan

    I just watched Black Hawk Down last night, and I thought, wow that was really cool, as well as from what I could tell fairly accurate based on movements and combat.

    Today during school I started thinking about which movie was better...Saving Private Ryan or Black Hawk Down.

    Simple put I can't decide, you guys decide for me.

    Explain why you made your choice!
     
  2. Yaboosh

    Yaboosh IncGamers Member

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    Does it matter?
     
  3. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    see thats trollspam, you don't care, then don't post

    I'm not crazy about either of them myself, what I liked about Saving Private Ryan is the same thing I didn't like about it, that it wasn't about any major battles and the characters weren't great guys, they were incompetent freaks, just was an interesting change from the typical war movie fare and so I pick SPR
     
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    You can't really compare the two. Black Hawk Down happened and Saving Private Ryan didn't. It's like comparing Apollo 13 to Titantic. Yeah, Titantic and Saving Private Ryan had some truths to them but the stories were fictional. Apollo 13 and Black Hawk Down were true stories.
     
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    He wants us to decide for him which movie is better. I asked a perfectly legitimate question. Why does it matter?
     
  6. bigD72

    bigD72 IncGamers Member

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    Apparently it does matter if I took to the trouble of posting.
     
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    I picked BHD because it was as realistic as you could get imo. The actual black hawk down scenario that occured was worst than the movie from the few vets from it I have talked to, while SPR was not only unrealistic, it was also untrue. BHD was true, and was as close to being reality as you can get without making the audience throw up.
     
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    I own both.

    Dunno if I could choose, but if I did I'd prolly lean towards Saving Private Ryan. Sure, the main storyline was fictional, but the intial beach landing and subsequent battles were accurately recreated.
     
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    BHD is better hands down
     
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    Both are pretty good...and both seemed a tad unrealistic in certain aspects...but a least none of them were like Behind Enemy Lines

    I'm gonna go with Black Hawk Down though...
     
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    i would have to say BHD. I remember those events. I read the book before seeing the movie, and it seemed very accurate.
     
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    Black Hawk Down is one of my favorite movies, and definitely my favorite war movie, followed closely by Enemy at the Gates.
     
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    Yes, yes! Very good flick. I would put "Enemy ... " ahead of the other two.
     
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    I wouldnt, the entire movie is based off about a paragraph of the book it claimed it was based off. It is actually mostly fictional...
     
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    along a rather different vein...why did Tears of the Sun suck so much?...
     
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    So?!? I enjoyed the movie. I liked it better than the other two mentioned.
     
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    Well, I just have a problem with fictional movies that are made out to be true. The movie was also unrealistic in other aspects as far as the battle for stalingrad went. Been a couple years, but I have written a research paper solely on the battle, so I know a little about the battle. I wish my HD hadnt eaten that, printed off 2 copies, next day comp crashed and lost it. :(
     
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    I'd say SPR. I love both movies but I liked SPR better.
     
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    i like black hawk down better just because it felt like there was some better identification with the enemy. in SPR they were just 'ze germanz' the whole time- even the grave digging scene.
     
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    ??

    Other than the scene with the hostage pilot, the Somali's do nothing but run around in a crazed mob the whole movie, lol.
     

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