Watched The Final Countdown for the first time since the 80s.

I joked to my 12 year old that any movie that features the US Military has to at least partially be viewed as a recruitment video.
The Final Countdown is the most recruity video I've seen. More than Top Gun even.

The movie is essentially a philosophical time travel discussion about a single event...that doesn't actually get answered. And one where absolutely nobody has any agency.
Like...I'm serious. I think there was exactly one decision that one of the three protagonists makes that has a concrete effect on their story.
Anyways, it's that time travel philosophy discussion that only takes up really about 5 minutes of time, and it's all wrapped up in "LET'S SHOW HOW AWESOME THE NAVY SHIPS, PLANES, AND HELICOPTERS ARE.

No seriously, show them ALLLLLLL the planes. Even refueling!!! When there is absolutely NO REASON for their to be a refueling scene.
Anyways, there's a reason it's not exactly a classic. :-)

Fortunately, my 12 year old loves WW2 and loves navy ships and planes.
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Realistically the only reason I haven’t gotten rid of them is that it’d be very difficult to reaquire them.
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