The Tomorrow War (Chris Pratt, Yvonne Strahovski, J.K. Simmons) on Prime Video

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  1. Skipper

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    After the military, it seems the only requisite was "People who died before the invasion". They even seemed a little surprised by Pratt's military background.
     
  2. Guy Gardener

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    We theorized earlier that Dan was not drafted until the poison was almost ready to be taken back to the parallel past, because his parallel future daughter had tapped him as a courier.

    On the other hand did it seems like Dan had a dishonorable discharge?

    If the military didn't want him, then neither might the parallel future, until they were completely out of choices.
     
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  3. FPAlpha

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    I think you all are putting more thought into the movie and plot than the writers and producers did :lol:

    And i've made it a habit not to discuss the plot holes with movies that have time travel in them, no movie was able to avoid plotholes with that.
     
  4. marillion

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    I completely forgot to mention how pleasantly surprised I was to see Mary Lynn Rajskub in a minor, but important role as one of the recruits. She's still relying on her ability to convey "perturbed" like no other! She was really one of my favorite parts of 24.
     
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    It ended up being an average movie. It's probably 30 minutes too long and some of the dialogue is absolutely atrocious. It also makes no sense. Cool aliens, though.
     
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    So was I, the third act felt really tacked on and was mercifully short, but as a whole the movie was very good.
     
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    I didn't get that impression at all. A dishonorable discharge haunts you for the rest of your life and screws any chance at a decent life. Dan seemed to be living a decent life.
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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    I don't exactly remember why I think this, but did you see how hard it was for him to get a good job?

    Nontransferable skills sounded like an excuse for something else.

    First time we see him in combat, he got ten guys killed trying to rescue one dude.

    That's a courtmartialable office, surely?

    It's probably how he ran ops on Earth too.

    Churning through companies of good men to rescue that one dipstick who shouldn't be there anyway.
     
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  9. F. King Daniel

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    This was fucking awful. I'd like my 2 hours back.
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    I re-watched Primer last night.

     
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    No man left behind, that creed is especially big in the US military. Now of course a good field commander wouldn't necessarily send his soldiers into a killing zone right away, at least he/she would assess the situation and weigh potential risk against saving that one soldier but sometimes you have no choice but to go into enemy fire to rescue a soldier otherwise morale would quickly bottom out when soldiers realize they're on their own once they get left behind.

    In this case however he had a bunch of untrained civilians who were handed a gun in a fight to the death but still the basic rule applies.
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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    I remember a MASH were the grunts got sick of a Colonel trying to take a hill where most of the company died, until they shot him in the back.

    Same thing happened to Sam Witwer in BSG.
     
  13. marillion

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    Actually, this is pretty spot on, when it comes to military vets trying to get good corporate jobs after their service. Seems like he was honorably discharged, went into teaching but had no leadership skills in the corporate/private sector. I see a lot of job opportunities in my field where they want a lot of corporate/private sector experience. This is why you see the federal government hire so many vets, even if they don't have experience in the area they are hired in. When I was with State Forestry here, we started a program to hire returning vets who couldn't get a good job, and train them as wildland firefighters.
     
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    He didn't get the job he wanted, but I'm not sure that necessarily means he couldn't get a "good job." At the very least, since he was a teacher that likely means he wasn't dishonorably discharged, since even that would be off-limits for him if he were.
     
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    Entertaining and well worth your time to watch it...
    ...actually, I was surprised at how much I liked it.
     
  16. SG-17

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    I really enjoyed this. I'm glad they are making a sequel.

    I love dumb science movies like this, particularly ones from the turn of the century like The Core. Thats my bread and butter for a fun night of movie watching.
     
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    It was enjoyable enough for something on Amazon. If I had paid to see it in the theater I would have felt ripped off. Actually, a lot of movies on streaming services leave me feeling that way.

    Kor
     
  18. Captain pl1ngpl0ng

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    when i got past the first 30 minutes it was pretty good!
     
  19. Mage

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    Utterly forgettable fun stupid movie to enjoy with some snacks and a few beers.

    Halfway through I kept getting annoyed that none of the soldiers or scientist from the future ever f***ing wondered how these mindless beasts ever piloted a ship through space. They're basically on the same level of intelligence as xenomorphs, probably a bit less so. Even though the movie itself explained it at the end, I'm still baffled none of the actual people studying them ever wondered it. But like I said, it's a stupid fun forgettable movie.
     
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    I just hate it when movies use the Starship Troopers ineffective weapons template. If your puny assault rifle is not working then get a heavier caliber gun. If no gun works then issue everyone an anti-armor weapon. Something will punch through.