Taking Chance

I just watched a movie. It was just a random pick. The site categorised it as “Drama”. I watched the whole movie in a sitting. It was not high action, it wasn’t suspense thriller, it wasn’t a drama, it was a heartwarming, meaningful and respectful movie- Taking Chance. A journey of Lt Col Mike Strobl as a voluntary escort with the body of 19 year old US Marine Chance Phelps through land and air, through people of different demographics. It is a movie based on true-events. One of those, that I will remember for a long time and highly recommend to anybody who has an inclination towards war (and its outcome) based movies. 

Once I was on a small regional flight from South Bend to Atlanta with about 15 passengers. At the destination, the caption announced his pleasure to have carried a US soldier bound for Iraq and requested him to disembark first. I was impressed with the respect and honour shown by the citizens of the country to a soldier in a civilian environment. Everybody clapped as the soldier walked past them. The movie reminded me of this event.

2 thoughts on “Taking Chance

  1. Sajay

    The irony of life is that we have to question if in a country with a billion people, why isn’t there enough honour and respect to live by.
    Sad but true. Been thinking about it since a while. I’ve been watching some kurusawa movies and its sometimes very saddening how we differ in values.

  2. Rajiv Post author

    guess we take most things for granted & free! history and geography are good educators in realising we ought to value the bird in hand. anyways lets see….

    kurusawa movies >> let me lookup… seems new to me.

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