PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi
A normal combat load for an individual Marine would 8-10 magazines, a Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) a bayonet/combat knife, a bivy shelter, sleeping bag, poncho, knee and elbow pads, a multi tool, night vision optics mounted to the helmets, (3) MRE's, 1 gallon of water, extra socks and under garments, 2-4 grenades, a white smoke and yellow smoke grenade, a thermite grenade, a phosphorus grenade, a field radio for the Radio Operator, a command radio for the Lieutenant, an AT-4 Rocket Launcher per Squad, M9 handguns for the NCO's, officer and SAW gunners and assorted maps, compasses and GPS navigation aids. A "kit" for a 3 day patrol on an Individual loadout, with body armor and helmet would be about 65 lbs.
Reporter on TV:
...an unprecedented meteor shower falling off the coast of Tokyo. The entire city is mesmerized by this incredible sight. Two hours after the first contact, an unidentified enemy has reached our coastlines in a swift and militaristic attack. Right ...
At the beginning of the movie, after Nantz has had his morning workout and run on the beach, he drives up to the base guard and shows his military ID. The guard, a sergeant, starts to salute, but then stops himself. His arm only goes half way up. Sometimes real off duty, military personnel are used in movies, and perhaps this guard forgot Nantz's pretend rank, and did not know if he should salute or not. The guard would only need to salute a higher ranking officer after checking the ID, not another sergeant.
There are no opening credits, except for the film's title.
$35,573,187 13 March 2011