Sunday, November 20, 2005

Ooo Rah Johnny Cash!

Went to see Jarhead and Walk The Line today, back to back.

Seeing the Marine movie made me wonder why anyone even wants to join the military. Outside of the actual war activity, the time those boys spend in the desert has got to be horrendous. There is not a thing to do out there and it's ungodly HOT. And you know how I hate the heat. I wouldn't last an hour, let alone years out there. Overall, I thought the movie was pretty good for a military flick.

Walk The Line, the story about Johnny Cash was pretty good too. I thought Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon did a fantastic job. I read they did all of their own singing, and I must say, they did a fine job. Someone is definitely going to get an Oscar out of this, no doubt.

As a side note, I'm this close to pitchin' a fit about these damn roads in Loooosiana. They are definitely the worst in the nation. You couldn't find a smooth patch of road if you tried. It's like driving over corrugated carbdboard and I tell you, I'm about ready to throw up.


Cam-Fu said...

Although I am not a Marine, I am in the military and I thought Jarhead was dumb. I've heard a lot of Marines that I know, and people from other branches saying that it's bad. Oh well, to each his own, right? =)

Twisted Cinderella said...

I can't wait to see Walk the Line. Prince Charming is a HUGE Johnny Cash fan so it is a must see at our house. I have heard it is really well done.

I haven't seen Jarhead but I have heard it was good.

Cam-Fu said...

I've heard it's accurate as far as the military stuff goes. Just not the personal stuff that goes on and the whole anti-war message. Oh well, what can you do with liberal Hollywood now?

I am in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Ramstein AB, Germany. Germany is awesome. Getting cold though. =)