I have seen a couple of mentions for Generation Kill in different posts and wanted to ask what you all thought about the scene above.
I will confess that I only bought it because I had run out True Blood to feed the Swedish monkey that was on my back, but I really enjoyed the story. It was much more emotional than I expected a male driven war piece to be and some of the things that were portrayed as having really happened were very upsetting for me.
It’s ok, though because I think the point is that I was SUPPOSED to be upset.
When I saw the scene above, I burst into tears. It doesn’t affect me that way now, but at the time I just totally lost my shit. I suspect it was the emotional build up of the entire series that tipped me over in the moment when I saw Brad Colbert running through that field, arms spread, and I tried to understand what his answer was to the question, “If you weren’t a marine, what would you be?”
Any thoughts on what Brad meant with his answer?