Originally Posted by aaronwt
Alot of it is more like reality in how people might react. Like the guy that jumped out to get his son. His entire family is gone, he has no one. He knew his son had been captured and had not seen him. He sees him and his first reaction is to run and get him, even though the consequences can be grave. Many parents/people would probably react the same way. Your first glimmer of hope since having the rest of your family wiped out.
Plus these people are not highly trained military professionals. Most of those people died fighting in the original attack.
IN general the reactions of many of the people seem to be what people might actually do in a stressful, extreme, situation like the one they are supposed to be in on this show.
Plus no matter how logical a person might be, you have absolutely no idea how you will react until you are actually put in an extreme situation. You know how you would like to react but you really don't know for sure until you are actually in that extreme situation.
people can react in completely different ways than they thought they would.
Look, I'd have no issue with the scene if the guy said to Wyle's character "I'm gonna go get him" and ran over and snatched the kid despite his objections. If the mech then came around the corner in the middle of him doing it, then fine, we have a fire fight. He thought he could do it when the enemy was out of sight, but wasn't quick enough. I can accept that. Heck, I might even try that if I thought I could pull it off.
The problem is, he stands up, runs out into the open, shouting the kid's name multiple times. So, he attracts the attention of the enemy for no reason to call out to someone who is completely under the control of that enemy and isn't going to respond. Awesome.
It's the same issue I have with so many war movies: guys with perfectly good cover opt to stand up and charge the enemy while unloading on them with an endless supply of bullets until the enemy shoots them multiple times in slow motion.
As I said before: we're talking at least 300 people in the group and these guys were selected to be "fighters". If they weren't better than the normal guy out there, why were they selected? Are you telling me there aren't any people in that group that hunt deer or go fishing that would know to keep their mouths shut when out in the field? Indoor voices, people...
Further, it's silly they're even sending any of these guys out at all. Except for one load of food, every mission they've been out on has resulted in 1) getting some (or all) of the group captured, 2) a rather large use or bullets and other dwindling ordinance and 3) nothing brought back that is useful. Heck, the first time we saw them, they only managed to bring back a can of tuna. Even bringing the kid back is going to bite them in the butt later if the last scene is any indication.
They'd be better off just not going out at all for anything. They suck at it, despite apparently having military guys giving them their instructions.
Think of it this way: if every time you left your house, you got in a car accident, how long would you continue to drive places?