Bad points: no action. Almost nothing at all occurs in the film which is exciting. The theme of having the wait and wait for war was taken way too far. Not even half as entertaining as it should have been. So boring. The script at times is ultra unrealistic and cringe (thinking about the bit leading upto where they brand the spotter for Gylennhaal). Also the way the men cried in the film was way too prissy seeming. The reality was broken and I would end up laughing.
Overall this film is a waste of time. Donā(TM)t watch it.
It's not just about the standardizing of everything in the military.
It's not just about the psych stuff that happens to overtrained, overhyped marines that don't get to do what they're so overtrained for.
It's not just about brotherhood.
It's not just about surreal encounters, useless chores, moments of mental breakdown...
It's about everything imaginable and the vast emptiness that comes with it.