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"Lone Survivor" Author: Neither Book Nor Movie Glorify War

Posted January 15th, 2014 @ 5:10pm by KFBK News

The real "Lone Survivor" says neither the movie nor his book glorify war. Marcus Luttrell says he and his fellow soldiers were simply doing a job.

"Bottom line is there's bad people everywhere.  Every now and again we're gonna have to step to them, to make sure we preserve our way of life.  People like my teammates and I have to do that but there's nothing glorious about it, there's nothing pro-war.  I mean nobody wants war, it's the most horrible thing in the world," said Luttrel.

Critics stirred up controversy by describing the movie as a glorification of war.  A review in "The Atlantic" claimed that some parts of the film play out like an advertisement for the Marine Corps. The film opened last weekend. The movie is based on Luttrell's book about his failed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan.

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