They say the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Watching yet another rerun of a historical war movie, it makes you wonder. Men have always glorified war, Take away the music, the dialog added after the fact to give it meaning, the romantic story lines weaved around the warriors, and what you're basically looking at is cruel, senseless killing.
I don't know what is more disturbing about these movies: the warriors themselves, or the fact that we treat this as entertainment. It's amazing how, through the ages, people have always found ways to justify such behavior, even come up with weird logic to glorify it.
But perhaps the most upsetting thing is to switch from the movie channel to the news channel and find that nothing much has changed......