Sunday, November 02, 2008

Wanted


I thought at once the curving bullet was a deal breaker for me. Why should it curve even if you fire a pistol as a pitcher would throw a baseball? So it was then I decided not to watch Wanted in the theaters.

I turned back on my decision because of the lack of anything to watch. There weren’t many A-list films in the offing and I was getting tired of trying out new TV series to enjoy. Surprisingly the film had more meat than I expected.

Gettysburg


Think of Gettysburg, a made for TV movie, as the things learned from ROTC during its heyday. It certainly made me asked why military strategists and generals kept soldiers in neat formation in an era of muskets and cannons is just stupid. The result was more than 50,000 Americans dead, making the Battle of Gettysburg the bloodiest in the American Civil War. This was 1863 and it would be two more years before the war was over.