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Post by Jeannette on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:10 pm

I just bought it Saturday. I heard it was pretty good, I'm hoping to watch it Friday/Saturday.

Has anyone seen it? What didya think?

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Post by crysty1e on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:11 pm

Good movie . . . interesting/questionable ending if I remember correctly lol
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Post by Jeannette on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:13 pm

Questionable? lol Okkkkkkk!

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Post by crysty1e on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:20 pm

I'm sure you will like it.
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Post by Kala on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:40 pm

I haven't seen it yet.

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Post by Liz on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:49 pm

I'm still not ready to watch that one.
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Post by Jeannette on Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:55 pm

I don't know that I am either...but I'd like to watch it long before he leaves rather than letting it catch dust while he's gone. lol He thinks I'm a nut if I adjust my movie choices based on what he does for a living. lol

I've seen Blackhawk Down a few times. Since Jon joined the miiltary, I can't watch it. There's just a couple select scenes in there that I can't watch.

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Post by Liz on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:00 pm

The one and only Marine I ever dated was EOD. He was killed is Afghanistan by an IED. My husband's last deployment was so hard. Same country, same province. It was difficult.

I just don't think I could watch that one. I am pretty okay with other ones. but that one makes me want to hurl.
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Post by crysty1e on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:11 pm

LOL Guess we shouldn't have went to see Stoploss that one time then
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Post by Jeannette on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:12 pm

Oh man. That's hard. sadeyes I don't know what to say about all that...

The next deployment is months away and I'm already finding myself slowly falling into silent thoughts on the car-ride to work everyday. He's not going to a very nice area. And it's the "last" deployment so that has me excited but thinking other things too.

Oye.

He'll be home this weekend so we'll watch it and I'll have him critique it for me. Usually he'll say,"Ya, we wouldn't do that." "Why would you walk right in there without...?" "You're supposed to do this." and that makes me feel a little better.

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Post by crysty1e on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:15 pm

If I remember correctly, unless Jon's job is to disarm bombs, the movie should be ok to watch. I'm assuming he is going to tell you exactly what you just said through the movie.
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Post by Jeannette on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:19 pm

crysty1e wrote:If I remember correctly, unless Jon's job is to disarm bombs, the movie should be ok to watch. I'm assuming he is going to tell you exactly what you just said through the movie.

Oh Stoploss was alright. I'm usually pretty good. But, select scenes from movies (like Blackhawk) get to me.

He will quote exactly what I said. lol Then we'll pause the movie a couple of times so he can demonstrate.

He's not going to be disarming bombs, but I can't tell you what he'll be doing. lol

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Post by crysty1e on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:21 pm

Yoga lol
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Post by Liz on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:26 pm

A bunch of girls used to do yoga during deployment, and all the guys would go sneak and watch. Closest thing to porn they could get! ROFL
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Post by Jeannette on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:26 pm

Yea. Yoga. whistle

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Post by Jeannette on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:27 pm

Liz wrote:A bunch of girls used to do yoga during deployment, and all the guys would go sneak and watch. Closest thing to porn they could get! ROFL

That's probably why Jon and the guys went to the class. lol

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Post by Tate on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:44 pm

...John won't even let me get war movies. I've never seen anyone so upset after watching the movie Brothers...since then we don't rent war movies. They really get to him. It makes me feel terrible Sad

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Post by Jeannette on Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:46 pm

Really?

Jon usually isn't (or doesn't show it...) impacted by war movies. He watches a bazillion of them. He'll even go back to the old World War II ones.

I kind of wanted to see Brothers but I don't know.

I'm waiting on The Hurt Locker until Jon comes home. He's seen it already and said it was an alright movie.

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Post by Tate on Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:50 am

Brothers made me cry. It was a rough movie...

I think Jon probably isn't affected because he hasn't actually been in a war zone. Being on a MEU is totally different than being deployed to say Afghanistan...I figure once he does a deployment like that things will affect him differently.(Everyone reacts differently though) Of course Afghanistan has calmed down a lot than it was when John deployed too...there are actual bases, chow halls, etc. The base that is in Helmand province is the base that John and them actually started building. There was nothing there when they were building it. It was just a bunch of HESCO's (spelling?) that they filling up with dirt/sand to make the walls. The guys that he deployed with last time said you don't even recognize the place anymore that its a "real" base now.

John saw a lot while he was there... things like fireworks, loud noises, etc make him jump. For about a year he had nightmares and night sweats. While I don't think he has PTSD he get anxiety really bad with those types of movies, and loud noises. Although I have to say this year he did really good with the fireworks he said they didn't bother him at all...we had a pep talk of sorts before they went off "they are just fireworks, your safe, just fireworks" etc.


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Post by Jeannette on Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:59 am

Ya. I think he watches those movies to maybe educate or get himself in a zone. I don't know. I guess it's best not to go blind. Even though movies are just movies...

I'm not excited about Afghanistan. They're taking a beating. A few of his buddies left the current unit to replace some of the guys that were already over there and were KIA.

It's months away, but I'm already not feeling too hot about it. Even doing security in Haiti bugged him. He came home and would avoid crowds like the plague. Like, he'd get real fidgety. I think we'll probably go through what you guys did when Jon gets back.

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Post by Tate on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:02 am

I think its great to be educated...although they are just movies...some portray real life problems, things that could happen.

I don't know if anyone that comes back and has NO problems. Being there for 7 months I can only imagine how it would feel. I have a friends who's unit has lost quite a few as well...its sad Sad But hopefully by the time Jon deploys it will cool off some there.

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Post by Jeannette on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:21 am

Ya. Maybe the movies, and the bad parts, help with acceptance. He doesn't seem phased when he watches them.

Oh I'm sure we'll have problems. It's just to what extent. So far, we're slated for 8 months minimum. It's funny (not), my dad and many others who are semi-oblivious are saying, "Oh, Obama is pulling troops out by summer 2011, he probably won't go." LMAO

It just hit a nerve when they talked about the 7(?) at Bragg that were KIA in a single week, last week. It's early, but I've been switching the mindset already to deployment mode.

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Post by Tate on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:23 am

Just try not to watch the news until then Jeannette....they only report the bad stuff. Stuff that just makes you worry yourself to death. He is home and just enjoy the time you have with him.

Oh I know. I told people when he was campaigning that he was just full of crap. But nooo everyone wanted change...yeah...Obama's 30% approval rating isn't the change people wanted I don't think. But whatever.


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Post by Jeannette on Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:48 am

Ya I know. It's the radio. The damn radio. Neutral

I'm trying to enjoy our time. It's going fast though. And it's only going to speed up more. buttitch

On the good note, he's been trying harder at home. We actually went to the mall, and did stuff. Like, stuff I wanted to do. He put away toys, and did some dishes... He missed us when we flew home to Milwaukee for that one weekend. He said it was odd because it was the first time that "I" was away and not him. It's good for now.

Ya. Obama. I dunno. I haven't paid enough attention lately to know what he's been up to anyhow. He changed the General for Afghan since that one incident with what's his name... That's about all I've paid attention

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Post by Jeannette on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:23 am

Well, we watched The Hurt Locker this weekend.

I can't say it was a "good" movie based on the circumstances, but it was put together well.

However, I will not be watching it again.

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