Originally Posted by deltafoxtrot
"Not tolerated among 99% of units". Blimey, makes me rethink the whole Hollywood portrayal of any particular war or conflict. Do soldiers really get offended (or upset) when they see those movies? Just wondering. However, it is probably a tad similar to the way we find it annoying when Americans use "top of the morning to ye laddy" when portraying Irish men (I mean, NO ONE says that).
Rethinking Hollywood portrayals of war and conflict is definitely a good idea. And yes, soldiers (or marines, sailors, etc.) often get upset when they see these portrayals though they often consider them inevitable. Movies tend to either deify or crucify the military and neither is helpful. Much of what made Blackhawk Down
good was that it generally avoided either of those two inaccurate extremes.