My Problems With the Beginning..
Now let me get this straight, you're telling me for the scene with Hannibal being interrogated by those Mexican soldiers at the start of the film, that they decide to shoot him in the head, but then the other guys says "Stop! Shoot him with his gun" then they try but they learn his gun is missing the firing pin.
Okkkayyy....so with learning this fact you're telling me that they decide to abandon that idea & instead have guard dogs attack him, right? What about going back to the original idea of just killing him with I don't know "any" gun that you have?
But of course the "plan" must'be been "They won't shoot me with their guns so I'm safe. They'll try to shoot me with mine, but genius that I am, I've removed the firing pin, so they won't shoot me altogether! HA HA! I love it when a plan comes together!" Because everything was contingent on happening exactly the way you planned it to a "T". No deviantions or chances of them saying "Whatever, hand me the gun, BANG! You're dead" Yeah alright, utter & total BS, & anyone who watches this & buys that, has more problems that I can help you with.
Then he happens upon BA driving in the desert & decides he needs him to go & rescue Face, so he car jacks him. Because you know as a colonel of the US Army it's permissible to pull your weapons on civilians & involve them in a ongoing mission by force, happens all the time.
Hey! You're a colonel, not to worry, you won't be held responsible for whatever happens, don't sweat it.
Whether or not BA was a ex Army Ranger or not is besides the fact. When we learn he was dishonorably discharged, that would've made it worse that Smith overextended his authority to do what he did & he shot the guy to boot. Flesh wound yeah but still shot him.
Then they get to Face of course in the nick of time (naturally), get chased & Hannibal has a plan where a "qualified" pilot happens to reside at the nearest Army psych ward. You know nothing about the guy & what his problems are. He could be manic depressive, psychotic or suicidal for all you know & wind up crashing them all on purpose or God forbid wind up killing civilians or other military personnel but it all works out.
Talk about getting fed a load of bull & checking your brain at the door & asking us to buy all of this. Total utter bullshit (if I can write that).
Don't get me wrong I like this movie, it's nonsense, but enjoyable nonsense but all of that is over the top total bullshit. You come away from this believing any of this, then YOU belong in a psych ward for sure.