Thursday, February 12, 2015

FORTRESS-The flying scenes are Okay



CGI saves FORTRESS.  The acting is cringe-worthy; the script vapid; with characters you never really care about.  Fortunately I  was savvy enough  to start sliding the bar forward to the next flying sequence, which are quite good.  There are three of them.  Start sliding immediately.


Anonymous said...

I watched 12 O'clock high again last night. What an awesome movie!

toadold said...

I understand that they show that movie for some military and non-military leadership courses.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

You must be joking ...

Anonymous said...

No, the Marine Corps used 12 O'Clock High for years to teach leadership at The Basic School. Pity they don't use it anymore. It's a great study.

"Brig. Gen. Frank Savage: "I take it you don't really care about the part you had in breaking one of the best men you'll ever know. Add to it that as Air Exec you were automatically in command the moment Colonel Davenport left - and you met that responsibility exactly as you met his need: you ran out on it. You left the station to get drunk. Gately, as far as I'm concerned, you're yellow. A traitor to yourself, to this group, to the uniform you wear. It would be the easiest course for me to transfer you out, to saddle some unsuspecting guy with a deadbeat. Maybe you think that's what you're gonna get out of this, a free ride in some combat unit. But I'm not gonna pass the buck. I'm gonna keep you right here. I hate a man like you so much that I'm gonna get your head down in the mud and tramp on it. I'm gonna make you wish you'd never been born."

Lt. Col. Ben R. Gately: "If that's all, sir... "

Brig. Gen. Frank Savage: "I'm just getting started. You're gonna stay right here and get a bellyful of flying. You're gonna make every mission. You're not air exec anymore. You're just an airplane commander. And I want you to paint this name on the nose of your ship: Leper Colony. Because in it you're gonna get every deadbeat in the outfit. Every man with a penchant for head colds. If there's a bombardier who can't hit his plate with his fork, you get him. If there's a navigator who can't find the men's room, you get him. Because you rate him.

Anonymous said...

LMET. A US Navy leadership course back in my day. There are several different types of leadership and they are all displayed in that movie. They used to serve chili and popcorn.

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