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Jarhead Test Screening Reviews Online

Published August 6, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image from Amazon
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While it is the weekend and I tried to convince myself to take the day off or, at least, only work on site maintenance, there have been a couple of brief updates that I figured were interesting enough to post.

The first update actually came as a complete surprise to me for the upcoming film Jarhead. We have not received a single update for the film or any type of media whatsoever for Jarhead, but Universal Pictures has already begun to do test screenings.

Jarhead Test Screening Report

The good people over at AICN have received a couple of reports from those who were fortunate enough to check out the test screenings for the upcoming Sam Mendes film Jarhead. Though this film is probably going to have a lot of political debate on how accurate its depiction is of the standard marine during Kuwait and similar options in the Middle East.

Though the person who wrote in claimed they liked the film, they did also point out that they did not love it. Check out a snippet from the report on Jarhead below:

I definitely liked the movie. I didn't love it immensely... but I definitely could depending on what editing they do henceforth.

The tone is vintage Medes... dark, humorous, and at times touching. It follows the life of Anthony Swofford as he joins the marines and fights his way through boot camp. Swofford is of course, played by Jake Gyllenhaal.

This is our first taste of actual war in the film, and Mendes captures it perfectly. These guys have been training for months and years for this moment. They are warriors... but when the fighting breaks out... it comes down to Jake running and whispering to himself...

"Do not fucking die! Do not fucking die"

The only problem I found with this 'review', and the extremely positive one right after, is that neither of them really say what we can expect. Yes, the film is a character piece, but is there a lot of action like Saving Private Ryan or something that just finishes with a moment of action? Well, hopefully we can get some damn updates on Jarhead from Universal soon.

To check out the reports on Jarhead, head over to AICN.

Jarhead assaults theatres November 11, 2005.

For more movie info and synopsis, go to the Jarhead Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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