massive plot hole? - contains spoilers!
ok - so the the mission is up a mountain
the only way it can be reached is by climbing up a mountain
we see the characters do this epic climb
we even see the troops climb up this mountain bringing cannon and boats up it
why didnt de niro and the tribe just sit at the top of the mountain and not let anyone up?
im no general but even i know there is an advantage in an aerial position
they could have sat out for years just cutting the ropes of the troops not letting anyone up
consequently this film was ruined for me...unless anyone can say why - then this sits firmly in the stupid category!!