Ditch the collective-guilt syndrome and give it an unbiased eye.
Here in the UK we have Harold Wilson to thank for refusing to send our
soldiers to Vietnam.There are many reasons to consider Wilson,along
with Blair both "socialists",the worst prime minister of the 20th
century,but this single action will prevent him (as opposed to
Blair)topping that particular poll.He rightly considered America's
south east Asia policy to be none of our concern and propitiously
declined to be involved in it. The obvious corollary to that statement
you can fill in for yourself. That is not to say that the average Brit
in 1969 was anything like anti - American.As usual the lunatic fringe
made the most noises,stormed the embassy,threw marbles at police horses
and generally alienated the very people they should have been trying to
get onside. All of this is perhaps a rather long - winded way of
demonstrating that Post - Vietnam guilt is not part of our
culture,although heaven knows we understand post - colonial guilt well
enough. Therefore we can watch movies about the Vietnam war with far
more detachment than the Americans who appear to feel the need to
apologise for the miscalculations of long - gone presidents and ignore
the traumas of the veterans who were conscripted - many against their
will,most against their better judgement - to fight in a desperately
hostile and alien environment.These men I salute,the apologists I
disdain. "Air America" is a very fine movie showing how men involved in
conflict take what comfort they can,when they can,in any way they
can.From the safety of our cinemas and living rooms we can scorn them
and the way they live and think ourselves terribly liberal and morally
perhaps even intellectually superior to these grunts,but perhaps we
should remember that a liberal is just a fascist who hasn't been
mugged. There are no starry - eyed idealists in modern war.The last
ones perished in the Trenches - the pilots employed by the CIA were
pragmatic skilled professionals who took risks only when no other
option was open to them.They flew what they were told to fly and
carried what they were told to carry.They didn't spend a lot of time
agonising over what they were doing.It is this aspect of their lives
that the movie concentrates on.Mr M.Gibson as the vet and Mr R.Downey
jr. as the FNG are both excellent,particularly the former,who,along
with Mr A.LaFleur acts as though he actually knows how to fly a plane.
Sometimes strange and ostensibly undesirable alliances are made in war
and I have no doubt the CIA dealt with Vietnamese Army officers and
other officials using the most viable currency available - and if that
turned out to be drugs,well,so be it.No amount of post - conflict hand
wringing is going to make an iota of difference. "Air America" tells
it's story straightforwardly and doesn't back away from historical
facts,if you want to see history re-written with the benefit of
hindsight watch Michael Moore. The soundtrack is entirely aposite and
the movie contains the campest version of "A horse with no name" you
could hope for. This is a very under -rated movie and one that future
generations freed from tunnel vision will see and recognise
faris1975 watch Vampires Anonymous movie
its a funny film must watch.
mgcraven watch Dead Space: Downfall movie
air america was based out of laos and was real-- funny and sad movie.
Giuseppe watch The Woods Have Eyes movie
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bobcat123 watch Canvas Back Duck movie
Air America is a really good flicck.
RazorX watch Smokin' Aces movie
Nice air america movie about america.
Really liked mel is this movie. One of his best performances when he was younger..
Air America is an early 1990s take on the Secret War in Laos. It features two pilots working for a CIA-front airline, who become troubled by the corruption involved in their clandestine work. Along the way, though, there is plenty of stunt flying, fast-paced wit, and danger. In the end, they have to make a decision: stay in the organization or get out..
robert downey jr. lo amoo .
kiss kiss bang bang - really cool movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Michelle Monaghan. It's a crazy comedy for everyone..
The first time I saw this movie I was 12, and i loved it!
Now i am 22 and i still love it! Its one of those movies you can see
over and over again, and never get bored. Its packed with flying action
I must however admit that I am one of those people who actually enjoy
flying MS flight-simulator, which makes me a plane geek I guess. But if
you love to fly flight-simulators you will probably love this movie as
much as I do. The story is also good, and Mel Gibson and Robert Downey
Jr. does a great job as death defying pilots!
All in all, this is great fun! watch it!.