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Old March 30 2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Roga Danar-Captain Angosia?

When I saw the character in 'The Hunted' do what he did, I kept on thinking that the program the Angosians came up with for their troops sounds a lot like the Super-Soldier program that created Captain America, except it made the soldiers aggressive in peace-time and hard to be around people. Anybody else see the similarities between Roga Danar and Steve Rogers?
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Old March 30 2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Re: Roga Danar-Captain Angosia?

I've always seen a far greater similarity to First Blood, the original Rambo novel/film. They're basically the same premise: soldier turned into ultimate killing machine by his nation is then shunned and abandoned by his nation after the war, and fights back against his oppression the only way he knows.
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Old March 30 2013, 04:47 PM   #3
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Re: Roga Danar-Captain Angosia?

Wonder if Stallone could have played Danar.
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Old March 30 2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Wonder if Stallone could have played Danar.
I'm perfectly content that he didn't...
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Old March 30 2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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Re: Roga Danar-Captain Angosia?

Roga Danar was essentially an allegory for how Vietnam veterans were treated after coming home. Veterans were sometimes shunned, despised, feared, and spit upon for doing work many had been forced into (the draft was still in effect). Many did have trouble readjusting to civilian life, and post traumatic stress syndrome wasn't commonly understood at the time (such men were often described as shell-shocked).
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Old March 30 2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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Wonder if Stallone could have played Danar.
No, because Danar had to be empathetic. I don't think I've seen 5 whole minutes in Stallone's entire career where he evoked empathy successfully
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Old March 31 2013, 02:31 PM   #7
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^ I liked him in the Expendables films. And of course Demolition Man.
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