One of the first posts here that got any traffic was a Top Ten List of Best War Movies.
No Danger Room’s Spencer Ackerman turns that idea on its head- the Worst War Movies. His list features such classics as:
The Annihilators Barely Escape Annihilation
The Annihilators … wow. For those who’ve managed to forget it, it was a 1985 urban revenge fantasy about dealing with criminals like Vietnamese insurgents. The Annihilators, a U.S. commando unit, reconstitute themselves to take South Point, Georgia back from the thugs. But it’s a miracle they survived Vietnam in the first place.
You know what Adm. Bill McRaven, the Special Operations Command chief who masterminded the Osama bin Laden raid, never recommended in his book about successful commando missions? Running into a huge exposed clearing, with one guy as your perimeter security, to take your sweet time detonating a Viet Cong supply tunnel. Also: taking out dudes by putting them in sleeper holds or throwing knives at them. It’s a miracle only one Annihilator gets shot up during this massive Viet Cong assault. These are not going to be the guys you want policing American streets.
I’m not gonna go to the trouble of putting together a list. That’s what I have you for!