When Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl was initially released, expectations were not high. It was a huge-budget movie based on a theme-park ride populated by pirates. What should have been a flashy-but-hollow cinematic experience turned out to be a marvelous, intricately crafted movie worthy of praise. Johnny Depp’s inventiveness as [...]
The average person living in the United States probably knows a military veteran but has never lived the regimented life of military personnel, never experienced the trials of war. Yet most Americans feel they can accurately describe a soldier’s life.
Average civilians believe they have a basic understanding of the horrors of battle. How could they [...]