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This looks good! It’s like Munich, meets Delta Force, meets Last King of Scotland. It’s the true story of the daring successful Israeli assault on a Ugandan airport to free hostages from PLO forces.



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I'll go, and I hope it's much more accurate than "Munich"-liked the acting but disliked the film.
 
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It’s like Munich, meets Delta Force, meets Last King of Scotland.


The standard to meet or exceed here is the 1976 "Raid On Entebbe".

 
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The standard to meet or exceed here is the 1976 "Raid On Entebbe".



Exactly what I was thinking. That was a well done movie about the hijacking and the raid. The original sets a very high quality bar for any other movies about this subject to meet, but it was made in a different era by a different generation. I have my doubts about whether the current crop of Hollyweirdos can keep from making this an overwrought, personal angst filled mess.

My gauge is the movie "Dunkirk". I finally got to see it and tried to do so without bias. I still think the people that made the movie did a huge disservice to the hundreds of thousands of men of the British that were not selfish cowards. The kid on the beach and the officer picked up by the small boat do not exemplify the stubborn toughness or the class and sense of duty of the British soldier at all.




 
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Argghhhh!

[angry pilot geek] At least they could have found an A-300 without winglets or edited them out. [/angry pilot geek] Big Grin

Looks pretty cool otherwise.


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I do like the use of MOSAD age appropriate silenced Beretta 22 pistols.


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Bibi lost his brother Yoni on that raid.




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Bibi lost his brother Yoni on that raid.



Yes he commanded the mission and I believe was the only or one of the only Israeli soldiers to die.


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Yes Yoni was the only Israeli soldier to die on the mission though a hostage was shot when he stood up instead of obeying the commands to stay down. Also Dora Bloch, a hostage, became ill and was supposedly sent to a hospital but she was never seen again.

A great book is "Operation Thunderbolt" by Saul David. Great detail on how the op came to be as well as a full account of the mission. The extent to which the IDF trained and flew practice runs to show the brass (Mordechai Gur in particular) that it could work.
 
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Bibi lost his brother Yoni on that raid.


I'd forgotten that. A tremendous loss.


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Check out the old movie "Raid on Entebbe"


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Another week and this one will be out (per IMDB).

I saw the trailer. Might be worth a watch.

Of you see it please let us know how it is.....


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It’s like Munich, meets Delta Force, meets Last King of Scotland.


The standard to meet or exceed here is the 1976 "Raid On Entebbe".

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I watched the 1977 movie last night on Youtube. Charles Bronson. What else do you need?

Honestly, now I don't feel the need to watch the new movie since the 1977 version was so good. The only drawback is the 1977 movie is 480p, but the quality was good 480p. It didn't totally suck.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmFr4Z4xFBQ

One of my favorite parts of the org movie.
 
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since the movie is out, and nobody is talking about it, plus, reviews aren't high, then I assume this movie is a flop and not worth seeing.

Is my assumption correct, or has anyone actually seen it?


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Not available within 150 miles of me. Guess I'll have to wait till it hits streaming.
 
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Same thing here, very limited release at theaters around me. Nearest one is about 45 minutes to an hour away with only a couple show times.
 
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Some of the reviews are describing the movie as an anti-Israel movie, a movie that humanizes the terrorists. quote from the director, José Padilha:

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Said Padilha, who directed the 2014 Robocop remake: “In this recurrent conflict, it’s very easy for politicians to present themselves as protecting people against the enemy. But once you frame the relationship as enemies, it becomes hard to negotiate, and that’s still true today. There is a constant state of fear in both Israeli and Palestinian populations because of the conflict, and this fear is preyed upon by right-wing politicians — kind of like Trump who is going to build a wall to defend American from whomever, I don’t know.”


http://deadline.com/2018/02/jo...e-berlin-1202295248/


sounds like moral equivalence to me.

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since the movie is out, and nobody is talking about it, plus, reviews aren't high, then I assume this movie is a flop and not worth seeing.

Is my assumption correct, or has anyone actually seen it?




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I saw it today and I don’t think it demonized the Israeli’s at all. It definitely painted PM Rabin in a good light as a negotiator and seeker of peace. It made me hate the 2 German Socialist terrorists (especially the female.) The raid itself was the most disappointing part. It was only about 5 min and was interspliced with an Israeli dance troop (I shit you not.) It tried to be too artsy and failed to make you care about any of the character including the hostages. I give it a C+.


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