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YMMV: Behind Enemy Lines
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The second film takes place in September 2004. If the Ryanggang explosion really was caused by a SEAL team sabotaging a North Korean nuke, it obviously didn't take as North Korea successfully tested a nuclear bomb in October 2006.
    • Even harsher: The movie was released on October 17, 2006. That was only eight days after the North tested their nuke for real.
  • So Bad, It's Good: All three films.
  • Strawman Has a Point: Admiral Piquet does have a point about American military interventions in the 1990s in that US forces, while useful for the raw power they are capable of projecting, were often too concerned about the potential of casualties to do anything productive.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Many of Moore's films after this one doesn't do well with critics.
  • What an Idiot: Admiral Piquet claims he "doesn't know the difference" between the Serb, Croat and Muslim uniforms though he's been stationed in the area for five years. Only a dunce would fail to know that Serbs use the Cyrillic alphabet to represent Serbo-Croatian, while Croats use the Latin, and Bosnian Muslims can use either but lean to using Latin. As a result, one glance at a uniform patchnote  or a vehicle (which, in the movie at least, the Serbs seem fond of liberally painting names onto) would have at least distinguished the Bosnian Serbs (or Serb irregular forces).

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