Ed Driscoll

Over And Out, Part II

Citizen Smash weighs in with other military bloggers on FX’s new Over There series:

It was like a bad Vietnam movie, filmed in what was clearly the Mojave desert filling in for Iraq. I even spotted a Joshua Tree in the background.

Simple, stereotypical characters. Not much depth. Unrealistic battle scenes, with poor understanding of fire & manuever tactics. Too much inane chatter. Anachronisms abound, including a Vietnam era “Huey” MEDEVAC helicopter.

Bottom line: total crap.

Found via Glenn Reynolds, who suggests that Maybe Hollywood “should try just reading more blogs from Iraq. Might produce some better story ideas”.

What–and say something positive about the war? Diversity only goes so far in Tinseltown.