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Old 06-10-2014, 12:52 PM
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Lone survivors one INCREDIBLE MOVIE. Definitely has re watch factor. Loved the movie tremendously.
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If you really like the movie then you're doing yourself a disfavor by not reading the book, which is simply outstanding and really gives you a greater understanding of the SEAL training and what Marcus had to endure in order to survive.

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If you really like the movie then you're doing yourself a disfavor by not reading the book, which is simply outstanding and really gives you a greater understanding of the SEAL training and what Marcus had to endure in order to survive.
Watched the movie last week, have the book waiting for the time off in my kindle ...
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 In real life the Taliban wouldn't have attacked like that because the villagers outnumbered them and presumably there aren't anti-gun Nazi's in Afghanistan like there are in the US so they could defend themselves.
I'm not an "anti-gun Nazi", but I also prefer living in the US compared to Afghanistan. Just sayin'.

Btw...definitely enjoyed the film. Their training is insane compared to what we had to do when I was in the Army. Respect.
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Lone survivors one INCREDIBLE MOVIE. Definitely has re watch factor. Loved the movie tremendously.
I agree with your take on this.
Great bass, and what an even better use of surrounds with this mix.
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Great review,loved this movie.The audio on this bluray is fantastic glad i own it.
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Totally agree with every point you just made. They had to "Hollywood" it up to have a typical storybook ending. In real life the Taliban wouldn't have attacked like that because the villagers outnumbered them and presumably there aren't anti-gun Nazi's in Afghanistan like there are in the US so they could defend themselves.
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Brilliant transfer and fantastic film. Very powerful and done so well. Ben Foster stole the show IMO. I almost didn't recognize Taylor Kitsch, he got way big for this. I read Kitsch undertook a heavy-duty workout plan that was the brainchild of the soldier he portrays, Mike Murphy. The routine, dubbed the “Murph,” consists of a mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 sit-ups (although the real Murph has 300 squats) and then a mile run with a 30-50 pound weighted vest. As hard as I have been working at the gym the past year, no way could I do that!
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Brilliant transfer and fantastic film. Very powerful and done so well. Ben Foster stole the show IMO. I almost didn't recognize Taylor Kitsch, he got way big for this. I read Kitsch undertook a heavy-duty workout plan that was the brainchild of the soldier he portrays, Mike Murphy. The routine, dubbed the “Murph,” consists of a mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 sit-ups (although the real Murph has 300 squats) and then a mile run with a 30-50 pound weighted vest. As hard as I have been working at the gym the past year, no way could I do that!
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Brilliant transfer and fantastic film. Very powerful and done so well. Ben Foster stole the show IMO. I almost didn't recognize Taylor Kitsch, he got way big for this. I read Kitsch undertook a heavy-duty workout plan that was the brainchild of the soldier he portrays, Mike Murphy. The routine, dubbed the “Murph,” consists of a mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 sit-ups (although the real Murph has 300 squats) and then a mile run with a 30-50 pound weighted vest. As hard as I have been working at the gym the past year, no way could I do that!

Just curious, but how many sets does it take him for the 100 pull-ups?

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Just curious, but how many sets does it take him for the 100 pull-ups?
I have no idea. I could do maybe 60 (6 sets of 10) with increasing breaks between, maybe more if they weren't wide-grip but holy crap a hundred is crazy. Kitsch said the first time he attempted it he threw up a couple times and he was probably in decent shape to begin with.

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I have no idea. I could do maybe 60 (6 sets of 10) with increasing breaks between, maybe more if they weren't wide-grip but holy crap a hundred is crazy. Kitsch said the first time he attempted it he threw up a couple times and he was probably in decent shape to begin with.
6 sets of 10 is awesome! I have been working on pull ups for years and right now I start my back workout with 5 sets going about 1.5-2 minutes/sets and I hit between 50 and 54 after those 5 sets doing each set until failure. Every once in a while, I will do pull ups (varying types.....wide, narrow, parallel grip, etc.....) for my entire back workout and when I do this, I do as many sets as it takes to hit 100 which is somewhere between 12-15 sets. Sounds like a great workout Kitsch has though!
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I hate doing pull ups...always have. I think I can do about 10 before my arms want to fall off!
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Shame that they changed the end montage. Basically removed all the guys from the 160th :/

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Picked it up today. Will watch tonight.
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Fantastic film! Definite keeper in my collection
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An awesome flick, an amazing true story!

The director has respected the lone survivor and his dead comrades, and went beyond with an amazing picture and sound quality.
This is top-notch viewing and auditory experience on our screens in our homes surrounded by our speakers, and subwoofers.
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Mike Murphy was a cousin of a cousin on my dad's side...a cousin once removed I believe we call it in Irish circles. He grew up in Suffolk and the police chief mentioned was my first cousin..my dad's nephew.


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Watched this one on blu-ray a few weeks back and thought it was a fantastic film. I don't see how the stunt crew could have done this without getting hurt, but they are experts at what they do, and some of the more difficult stunts looked like the actual actors doing them, but I don't know. I plan to watch this one again, maybe as soon as this evening.

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Watched this one on blu-ray a few weeks back and thought it was a fantastic film. I don't see how the stunt crew could have done this without getting hurt, but they are experts at what they do, and some of the more difficult stunts looked like the actual actors doing them, but I don't know. I plan to watch this one again, maybe as soon as this evening.

Thanks for reviewing it Ralph... your scores seem to be spot-on from my perspective!
Many of the stuntmen did get hurt during production (broken ribs, arms, legs, etc.).

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Many of the stuntmen did get hurt during production (broken ribs, arms, legs, etc.).
From what I saw, it's a wonder they didn't have broken necks, backs, and dislocated shoulders. Ouch!

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Watched this one on blu-ray a few weeks back and thought it was a fantastic film. I don't see how the stunt crew could have done this without getting hurt, but they are experts at what they do, and some of the more difficult stunts looked like the actual actors doing them, but I don't know. I plan to watch this one again, maybe as soon as this evening.

Thanks for reviewing it Ralph... your scores seem to be spot-on from my perspective!
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If you really like the movie then you're doing yourself a disfavor by not reading the book, which is simply outstanding and really gives you a greater understanding of the SEAL training and what Marcus had to endure in order to survive.
Marcus' follow up book, Service: A Navy Seal at War is also a great read. He goes into the back story of what it took to get his brothers back.
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Just watched this incredible movie! I was really taken back and it was difficult to watch at times. I did not read you review Ralph until after I watch this movie. I totally agree with you that this also reminded me of "Saving Private Ryan" in so many ways. I remember "Saving Private Ryan" hitting me the same way the first time I watched that film.


"Lone Survivor" looked and sounded amazing in Blu-ray and it will go down as one of my personal favorite's of all time! If you have not seen it yet folks, your in for a real treat!!
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In a great many ways, Lone Survivor, is even more realistic in its' telling and depiction than Saving Private Ryan. I thought that its use of discreet directionality to the surrounds was all you could ask for in the 5.1 set up. My only complaint is that it could have, and should have had a 7.1 mix as this film definitely lends itself to it.
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I bet it would sound awesome with a new remastering dts:x sound mix. ...Perhaps in the future ....
And if not, then with the next 3D spatial dts:x up-mixer.
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I watched this film a couple of weeks ago - I found it thoroughly engaging from beginning to end, and the soundtrack was fantastic - the LFE content of those helicopter blades... WOW. It's not a film, however, I will sit down, popcorn in hand, and watch for sheer entertainment, due to the subject matter.
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I watched this film a couple of weeks ago - I found it thoroughly engaging from beginning to end, and the soundtrack was fantastic - the LFE content of those helicopter blades... WOW. It's not a film, however, I will sit down, popcorn in hand, and watch for sheer entertainment, due to the subject matter.

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