Overlord | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned #24

Overlord was super fun, realistic and gruesome.  What a great mash-up of WWII battles and Zombie hysterics.  We both recommend it highly.  The acting was great, the special effects and the gore rocked, the WWII action was spot on and the story made sense (most of it, anyway).

Lessons Learned from Overlord

When it’s a matter of life and death keep your mind in-the-now. You should be 100% consumed with completing your mission and getting out alive.

  • Sky knew that writer was going to die as soon as he started talking about the future.

Learn another language.

  • Ed (Jovan Adepo) was able to befriend Chloe (Mathilde Ollivier) with his command of the French language.

Curiosity killed the cat.

  • Ed was risking his life snooping around the church underground instead of trying to exit straight away.

Never send one man to handle a prisoner.

  • Sending Chase (Iain De Caestecker) alone to deal with Wafner (Pilou Asbaek) was a bad move. He’s just a photographer, after all.

Never look back when running away from an exploding church.

  • Why’s Ed looking back?!  It slows you down, foo!!!

Do not bring the mortally wounded back from dead. It never works out.

  • Remember Pet Sematary or the Lazarus Effect? Neo from The Matrix (shot in the matrix) or Frank Bannister (frozen/strangled) in The Frighteners (Michael J. Fox) are okay because of the non-mortally wounded death.

Bonus Lesson: Be quiet when you’re behind enemy lines.  No chit-chat, Kathy!

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Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

Another close one!  Audience at 76% and critics at 81% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Sky has chosen Ralph Breaks the Internet as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed Die Hard.

Hunter Killer | Spoiler Review & Lessons Learned #22

Hunter Killer spoiler review and lessons learned

We enjoyed the action, suspense and story of Hunter Killer.  Perfect pacing, great acting, awesome underwater visuals and killer submarine action.

Lessons Learned from Hunter Killer

Always take the shot when you have it.

  • Don’t wait!  Your goal is to win, so when you have the shot, take it.

Dusty out hunting with the boys

Start off on the right foot with your new boss. Be the can-do, will-do, go-to guy for your boss.

  • We hated how Negative Nancy XO Edwards (Carter McIntyre) kicked it off with his Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler) with “It’s going to be impossible to find the men.”

Never join the Navy or you will be put into a large tin can and never see the sun.

  • Not a fan of the close-quarters, no-sun, stinky-men inherent in submarine life.

Cooler heads prevail so try to keep your head about you and look at the situation objectively.

  • Jayne Norquist (Linda Cardellini) kept a cool head, saw the situation for what it was and made some great decisions and points in the meeting and with Common’s character of RA Fisk. Also, Gary Oldman’s character of Donnegan was already on edge from his earlier meeting with those other military guys about how things were heating up with Russia.

Resting Bitch Face

Start a YouTube channel for your protection.

  • YouTube is great for going LIVE when you’re being chased by Jason Vorhees!

Loyalty… it’s fantastic!

  • Yeppers, Captain Andropov (Michael Nyqvist) is a great commanding officer.  His men disobeyed a direct order from their current captain to not fire on the sub. If you’re loyal to your men, train them well and support them in their job, they’ll be indebted to you.

Here it is, but we wouldn’t recommend watching the Hunter Killer official trailer before seeing the movie:

Let us know what you think of the movie or any lessons you learned that we missed by commenting below.  Or, you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

Man, critics were at it again with this one: 36% for those fools and 84% from the audience on Rotten Tomatoes.  Go, audience!

Sky has chosen the incomparable Die Hard (a Fathom Events presentation) as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed The Goonies.

Top Gun (1986, Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer) | Episode 17

Top Gun 1986 podcast review, reminiscence and lessons learned

Top Gun is a quintessential, must-see ’80’s movie.  We really enjoyed revisiting this and learning some great lessons.  We discussed ’80’s music, actors and of course… Hot Shots!

Lessons Learned from Top Gun

Never leave your wingman.

  • You’ve got each other’s backs and your lives in each other’s hands.  There’s got to be absolute trust there for everyone to come home safely.

Follow orders. Military, work, wife… follow orders.

  • If they have more knowledge than you, a wider perspective or more information than you, do what they say.

Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise

Don’t live your life dangerous and foolish.

  • It’s good to think outside the box and test boundaries, but you need to do things sensibly.

Personal hygiene is important. Nobody likes a stinky person.

  • Keep yourself clean.  Clean = smells nice = have friends.
Cruise and McGillis: yep, she’s taller

Talent can only take you so far. Hard work, dedication, and perseverance is required to be great.

  • Even those without much talent can compete if they put forth more effort than the talented ones.

Let go of your ego, it can ruin you. You make others shine, you shine as well.

  • Supporting your team leads to everyone’s success.  “There’s no “I” in “team””.

Check out the Top Gun trailer:

Let us know what you think of the movie or any lessons you learned that we missed by commenting below.  Or, you can visit out Watch and Learn Facebook Page and comment there.

Learn more about this movie from IMDB.

Wow, another classic movie where the critics scored it way lower than the audience on Rotten Tomatoes.  Critics at 54% and audience at 83%?  We’re on the audience’s side.

Dusty has chosen Venom as the next movie we’ll learn from.

If you missed it, last week we discussed lessons learned from Peppermint.