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Next best price [email protected] Generation Kill is a miniseries, based on the book by Evan Wright, thats initial key selling point is a very, very compelling one. The very fact that its the latest pr… Read More
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Generation Kill is a miniseries, based on the book by Evan Wright, thats initial key selling point is a very, very compelling one. The very fact that its the latest project from the creators of The Wire, quite possibly the best American television series of the past decade or so, should alone be enough for people to sit up and take notice. Fortunately, the show itself has plenty of merits of its own to stand up on its own two feet.
Generation Kill, spread over seven episodes, follows the opening 40 days of the Iraq war, as viewed through the eyes of Marines First Recon Batallion. From there, the show pans out to give a snapshot of the horrors, dramas and sheer brutality of war. It does it though with genuinely three-dimensional characters, who have frailties, moments of humour, friendships and backgrounds. And the show allows space to genuine explore these, much to its credit.

Much like The Wire, Generation Kill doesnt concern itself with cliffhangers, big action sequences or gimmicks. This is solid, grown-up drama, that treats its viewers as adults and is all the better for it. Granted, its not going to be to some tastes, and there are periods of inactivity that may test the patience of some viewers, but this is just the kind of television that people tend to complain that companies dont make enough of. Well, they just have, and Generation Kill very much deserves success as a result. --Jon Foster
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#1
Best thing since Band of brothers,
#2
I'm really gonna have to try and watch this again....i think I managed about 20 minutes last time before turning off as all of them seemed like a bunch of cocks! Everyone else seems to love it.


Just watched the first episode....think i must have been tired or in an odd mood last time as was perfectly watchable, enough certainly to make me want to watch another :)
#3
cdm22
I'm really gonna have to try and watch this again....i think I managed about 20 minutes last time before turning off as all of them seemed like a bunch of cocks! Everyone else seems to love it.


Its based on real life,Most of Marines are cocks,Thats whats good about it,Realism,
#4
why did this go cold??? it was 27quid on amazon when i looked this morning, this is a good deal... cheers mate, HOT!
#5
andym1000
why did this go cold??? it was 27quid on amazon when i looked this morning, this is a good deal... cheers mate, HOT!


Glad I could help,,,
:thumbsup:
#6
Good deal. Heat added.

This is on my "to watch" list on Sky+ at the moment. It's been on FXHD the past couple of months.
#7
I am absolutely dumbfounded by the popularity of The Wire - greatest American series my a**e. Give me Dexter any day of the week...

I haven't seen Gen Kill yet but if it's anything like The Wire in terms of cinematography, I'll be staying well away.
banned#8
dickslash
I am absolutely dumbfounded by the popularity of The Wire - greatest American series my a**e. Give me Dexter any day of the week...

I haven't seen Gen Kill yet but if it's anything like The Wire in terms of cinematography, I'll be staying well away.


each to their own - i personally couldnt get into dexter
suspended#9
Best show I've seen this year. Just finished watching it recently so will for the price to drop a bit more...
#10
I love The Wire, but Dexter is indeed the greatest show ever. It's genius.
#11
Does anybody know if this will be coming onto bluray?
#12
Excellent.

And Dexter is a diabolical piece of television. Absolutely ridiculous show.
#13
kitanosono
Does anybody know if this will be coming onto bluray?


There are 720p x264 rips out there if you go looking...;-)
banned 1 Like #14
dickslash;5404683
I am absolutely dumbfounded by the popularity of The Wire - greatest American series my a**e. Give me Dexter any day of the week...

I haven't seen Gen Kill yet but if it's anything like The Wire in terms of cinematography, I'll be staying well away.

As much as I love Dexter, comparing The Wire to Dexter is like comparing War & Peace to a Stephen King novel. :whistling:

People who don't like The Wire generally dont understand multi-layered intelligent scripts and like their TV served up without having to think. This is most of the population which explains why Big Brother, Cor.st etc are so popular.
#15
The Generation Kill book is great too. And in my personal opinion The Wire is possibly the best thing ever broadcast on television. Big statement, I know, but I can't think of anything that is as good. Dexter is great brain candy entertainment but the wire is on a completely different level.
#16
Great series.I will wait til it drops more though ;-)
banned#17
Pigs_in_Space;5406027
The Generation Kill book is great too. And in my personal opinion The Wire is possibly the best thing ever broadcast on television. Big statement, I know, but I can't think of anything that is as good. Dexter is great brain candy entertainment but the wire is on a completely different level.

spot on! :thumbsup:
#18
Never seen Dexter or the Wire,Watched tis because i read the book and it is very true to the book ,almost word for word,A little history behind the story,It is called Generation Kill because this is the first war fought by kids brought up on Rap music and violent video games where they found it difficult to distinguish between the horrors of seeing women and children mutilated and the exitement of shooting people as if they were targets in video game,The rap music they played in the Humvees while racing through towns with bullets flying only adds to the realism of how modern a war this is,One of the actors in the film was actually a seargeant in the real patrol and worked as an advisor and demanded that all the hollywood special effects explosives were replaced by something more realistic so this is no Tom Cruise film,Anyone who watched the Iraq war on the news and thought it was all technology will see that these men were sent in practically as cannon fodder and half the time there hi tech equiptment didnt even work and the fact that any of them came home at all is down to the incompetence and unwillingness to fight of the Iraquis as it is to luck,
#19
I feel the need to jump in and defend Dexter a bit here, it being my favourite all time show.
Dexter is certainly not just a candy show. Its very intelligent, it says lots about human nature. Where it pips The Wire though for me is the extraordinary photography, editing and music. The soundtrack is awesome.
#20
Gotta say loved Generation Kill, Best bits for me, The renditions of Teenage Dirtbag,Tainted Love, Can i Kick It Etc.
#21
rabbitmoon
I feel the need to jump in and defend Dexter a bit here, it being my favourite all time show.
Dexter is certainly not just a candy show. Its very intelligent, it says lots about human nature. Where it pips The Wire though for me is the extraordinary photography, editing and music. The soundtrack is awesome.


Im a fan of Dexter but to be honest it has got weaker after the first series, the character become more dilluted and his actions less comprehensible (so far as you can comprehend a serial killers actions:p) The second series with Jamie Murrays character was just all over the place, while the third series did get back to the first series strengths Dexter is becoming less and less interesting a character the more we learn.

As far as Dexter trumping The Wire as your highlighted quote before, well yes it is more impressive on a techincal filmmaking level but The Wire is so much more than flashy cinematography, snappy editing and a fun soundtrack. The Wire is a show of stunning characterisation, fans of the show could watch these characters in these enviroments endlessly because the writers always keep them feeling original, real and of interest. Its a television show far removed from the usual 'entertaining' techniques of mainstream TV. Its such a rich show, with aa wonderful tapestry of characters and dealing with larger issues and themes than an entertaining show like Dexter could ever wish to have.
#22
TheDot
Im a fan of Dexter but to be honest it has got weaker after the first series, the character become more dilluted and his actions less comprehensible (so far as you can comprehend a serial killers actions:p) The second series with Jamie Murrays character was just all over the place, while the third series did get back to the first series strengths Dexter is becoming less and less interesting a character the more we learn.

As far as Dexter trumping The Wire as your highlighted quote before, well yes it is more impressive on a techincal filmmaking level but The Wire is so much more than flashy cinematography, snappy editing and a fun soundtrack. The Wire is a show of stunning characterisation, fans of the show could watch these characters in these enviroments endlessly because the writers always keep them feeling original, real and of interest. Its a television show far removed from the usual 'entertaining' techniques of mainstream TV. Its such a rich show, with aa wonderful tapestry of characters and dealing with larger issues and themes than an entertaining show like Dexter could ever wish to have.


You took the words right out of my mouth.
#23
The Wire is excellent - Generation Kill is brilliant. But which one is best?

Only one way to find out.........
#24
phatbhoy
The Wire is excellent - Generation Kill is brilliant. But which one is best?

Only one way to find out.........

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banned#25
robin hud;5406496
You took the words right out of my mouth.

and mine! :thumbsup:
#26
pah! they've put it back up to £27 in the last couple of hours... had it in my Amazon basket whilst i decided on some other stuff, and the swines have sneaked the price back up
#27
I have just finished watching this on weds and it is great. Watched it in 2 nights
#28
cdm22
I'm really gonna have to try and watch this again....i think I managed about 20 minutes last time before turning off as all of them seemed like a bunch of cocks! Everyone else seems to love it.


Just watched the first episode....think i must have been tired or in an odd mood last time as was perfectly watchable, enough certainly to make me want to watch another :)


Some of the characters in the show are played by the real life Marines that their characters portray. Can't get much more realistic than that!
#29
'Fruity' Rudy Reyes was a real life marine and does a good job as an actor, although he is playing himself, so that is probably easier.
#30
Sorry to jack this, but for all you fans of The wire for which i can see are abundant, check out The Corner, a 6 part series written by the writers of the wire (before the wire) you will see many of the characters from the wire and see where a lot of the gritty story line in The Wire came from! Seriously, you have to watch it, it will make you appreciate The Wire even more! \m/

"You want to force politicians and lawmakers to watch this film. You want high school kids considering drugs to watch this film. And you want to watch this film yourself, over and over, for the sheer drama of the story and for the tremendous performances by each and every person in it.

Equally poignant were the appearances by the people who weren't performers: at the end of the series, there's a brief meeting with the real individuals who were portrayed in the six episodes, along with a "five years later" update on what actually happened to other characters whose real-life counterparts didn't live long enough (or live free long enough) to participate in the on-camera reunion.

Dutton's direction is brilliant, presenting the cold facts of a deadly situation with great compassion as well as narrative force. Although not explicitly political and never preachy, the film makes the unpopular point that medical treatment backed up with intensive rehab works and pouring money into fruitless attempts at law enforcement doesn't.

This series is a great American tragedy and crime story combined, a fit companion to "The Godfather" and "Grapes of Wrath," combining the gritty crime story of the first with the deadly grind of verité poverty from the latter to produce an engrossing synecdoche of our culture at the end of the century.

This isn't an "inner city" movie -- this is about all of us. What Dutton shows us in the Baltimore ghetto happens in rural towns in the heartland, too. One small mistake leads to another until, all too soon and too often inevitably, the chances of a happy ending become very, very slim. A universal plot, as timeless and as touching as Shakespeare's finest."
#31
RiTSo
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:-D LOL
#32
Yeah, The Corner is good too.
#33
Apparently this is going to be shown on Channel 4 later this year.

Great series, you'll find yourself wanting to slip bits of military jargon into normal conversation for weeks though. We're Oscar Mike!
#34
Bob Loblaw
Apparently this is going to be shown on Channel 4 later this year.

Great series, you'll find yourself wanting to slip bits of military jargon into normal conversation for weeks though. We're Oscar Mike!


Lol fancy a cuppa November Juliet.
banned#35
i am watching the wire for the 3rd time - now its on the BBC, even though i've got them on dvd

just cant get enough - to quote the saturdays
#36
Bob Loblaw
Apparently this is going to be shown on Channel 4 later this year.

Great series, you'll find yourself wanting to slip bits of military jargon into normal conversation for weeks though. We're Oscar Mike!


My kids think i'm mad when they tell me there going out and i tell them to "STAY FROSTY"

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