Thursday, April 03, 2008

What about The Battle of the Bulge

A list of the "Top 10 most historically inaccurate movies," would be fun to do from a military perspective. "The Battle of the Bulge" would be there - as the Ardennes looks nothing like the high plains of Oregon.....but I do like this bit of unfair 20/20 hindsight.
According to this film, in year 2001 we would have had manned voyages to Jupiter, a battle of wits with a sentient computer, and a quantum leap in human evolution. Instead we got the Mir Space Station falling from the sky, Windows XP, and Freddy Got Fingered. Apparently the lesson here is that sometimes it's better when the movies get the facts all wrong.
Don't forget NMCI....where is Hal when you need him?

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