I'm not arguing it's not accurate. This is more about the director guiding the story. The look on your face! Poor man wants to be rich. Rich man wants to be King. King isn't happy until he rules everything. Tony didn't do this just to become wealthy. He also wants to be a feared drug kingpin. He loves it when he walks into a bar, club or restaurant and everyone there is scared to death. Matrix Reloaded contains one of the very few accurate Hollywood hacking scenes. Trinity breaks into a computer system one way real hackers do, by exploiting a software vulnerability in SSH. It's not practically unknown, it's just less likely. Women have gotten HIV from oral sex only. Low risk is not no risk. Lesbian HIV transmission is practically zero but can happen. It has nothing to do with the real life person who was not homophobic and was comfortable around the LGBT community. This was invented for the movie to create this "journey." It turns out the bleeped words are still there :) Great points. They had two choices - stop the execution and prolong the most horrible suffering imaginable (being cooked alive) or continue and reduce it to the shortest time possible. This botched execution is not just a work of fiction. I remember a death row inmate being set on fire in some death penalty state (forget which one) and the sheriff coming out and saying "You better not kill someone in our state. Our electric chair ain't working too well." Yup - totally. When he gets excited he has this weird delivery that really pulls you out of the scenes. It's distracting. I initially didn't like Captain Sisko for that reason, but his relationship with Jake changed everything. IMHO it was the best family dynamic ever done on Star Trek and saved this character for me. There are some movies that no matter how badly they are reviewed, I will always love. For example, I think the first two underworld movies are fantastic - I love the world in the film and the style and the look. These films got absolutely savaged by the critics but they must have done well because they keep making sequels :) I just watched it myself for the first time. I agree with all your points. I was thinking about this film vs. Full Metal Jacket and how that film had a strong first half followed by a weaker second half and in this film it was the opposite - I felt the first half tried too hard to make us like these soldiers. I agree with you on the religious aspect - all these soldiers praying and the end result is thousands of dead soldiers on both sides. I felt Stanley Kubrick's film dealt better with the dehumanization associated with warfare and don't forget the Sgt. Hartman was also religious but that was handled better in Full Metal Jacket -- Kubrick was a brilliant thinker and philosopher which I think explains the difference. The battle scenes were gripping and I don't doubt the authenticity although some of the NVA tactics seems bizarre to me - for example them charging into the line of fire apparently without firing their weapons? Trump supporters should LOVE this movie because of Al Pacino's Jimmy Hoffa -- while I was watching him have non-stop tantrums if he didn't get his way and calling everyone around him idiot c*cksuckers I was thinking that's Trump! We do know what kind of distance was involved because the Enterprise dumped Kirk on the frozen ice planet close to Vulcan and then traveled for quite some time (hours) before the beaming began. I mean, this is only one of the many issues with this -- how could Scotty possibly know where the Enterprise was in the first place? The beauty of the movie it that explores the complex reasons behind why things are the way they are. The logic was that he had to do it before the drug kicked in because he'd be unconscious and not be able to carry out the act. By the time he would be sure it was lethal it would be too late. And she had the bottle right there so she 100% sure she had just giving him a lethal dose (I looked it up 100mg would not necessarily be fatal but it would be an overdose). He was absolutely fed up with his unloving family of leeches and wanted them all cut off. He had gotten close to Marta and considered her the daughter or granddaughter he wished he had had. I thought an equal number of family members were obnoxiously pro-Trump as well as obnoxiously anti-Trump. They were all awful people. I'm not as old as you, but I'm getting there (48) -- I came to the USA in 1980 before I could speak any English. I didn't see T1 in the theater but one of the first movies I watched in the theater was Star Trek II - still the best Star Trek film ever! I still remember seeing the trailer for Blade Runner before the movie began. Except he said it was his idea. It was James Cameron's decision - you know, the guy responsible for T1 and T2. Conscious decision - I love how it is triggering all the incels.