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Greyhound was released last night. Good movie, followed the footsteps of Midway as in pretty much all action, no getting lost in the weeds detours. Kind of a reminder of how things were done more manually during WW2 instead of point and click era of today. 
Wonder if there may be operations that may feature convoy escort against submarines. Or possible other side of submarines attacking convoys who are escorted?

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2 hours ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

That an app?

Yes. We put it on our Roku and watched it. 

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Damn good movie, one of those that I will return to I think.

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Seven day trial. I don't want another streaming service but I might sign up just to watch the movie.

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Yeah, just by chance I got a new IPhone earlier this year and a year of free AppleTV was included. Activated it today for the first time

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6 minutes ago, BrushWolf said:

Seven day trial. I don't want another streaming service but I might sign up just to watch the movie.

Yeah same here. Already have Netflix, Disney+, and iTunes when needed. So certainly don’t heed Apple+ as most things on Apple+ are not to my particular taste in shows and movies, although may get a free trial of Apple+ just to watch Greyhound, but would rather it have hit iTunes instead so the movie could simply be purchased.

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On 7/10/2020 at 10:59 AM, Capt_Ahab1776 said:

Greyhound was released last night. Good movie, followed the footsteps of Midway as in pretty much all action, no getting lost in the weeds detours. Kind of a reminder of how things were done more manually during WW2 instead of point and click era of today. 
Wonder if there may be operations that may feature convoy escort against submarines. Or possible other side of submarines attacking convoys who are escorted?

I personally thought it was better than Midway...in that it kept to one battle and stuck with it.

As a naval nerd, I thought Midway was a cinematic treat in between all the fighting and the events I recognized from my personal reading.  As a film though, it was a mess - more of a fancy-pants documentary than a serviceable film.  If you didn't care about the events from the get-go, then the film would've either been confusing or boring - a collection of guys talking with BOOM BOOM here and there.

Greyhound, despite the lack of characterization, seemingly did the job better by just focusing on one mission.  It threw you into the action and reveled in the spectacle of fighting U-boats in the Atlantic.  It wasn't really confusing in terms of plot - Survive the crossing to England.

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I found it to be a wild movie. I liked the part with Germans howling on the radio and the U-Boat attacking on the surface of the Ocean.  That really happened with a Canadian ship. It is just like the movie U-571, using USN submarines when actually it was British. At the end of the movie that fact is shown.

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