July 20, 2017

Generation Kill


Now that we’ve militarily pulled out of Iraq, many people have been reviewing the last nine years. Look no further than HBO’s incisive production, “Generation Kill,” a seven episode series based on the experiences of Rolling Stone’s writer Evan Wright who was embedded with a group of U. S. Marines at the onset of the Iraqi invasion. Several of the actors are known for other popular TV programs: Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), Jon Huertas (Castle), Lee Tergesen (Oz). Like the Oscar-winning war film “The Hurt Locker” directed by Kathryn Bigelow, “Generation Kill” is also directed by a woman, Susanna White.

Of particular note is Rudy Reyes, an honest to God Marine who plays himself in the series. Please, someone cast him in something else. We need to see more of him.

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