Monday, May 18, 2009

The Road



SERE:


In the United Kingdom, SERE is an acronym for Survive, Evade, Resist and Extract. At a basic level this is core aspect of training for all UK Regular Army personnel and is tested as part of their Military Annual Training Tests (MATTs)

SERE is a U.S. military acronym for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape, a program that provides military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and contractors with training in evading capture, survival skills and the military code of conduct. Established by the Air Force at the end of the Korean War (1950-53), it was extended during the Vietnam War (1959-75) to the Army and Navy. Most higher level SERE students are aircrew and special operations soldiers considered to be at high-risk of enemy capture.

Esquire Magazine has an excellent review of the movie.

3 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Thanks for posting the trailer. I haven't read the book but am looking forward to the movie a lot. Of course, I look forward to anything with Viggo in it! It looks like a great movie.

mister anchovy said...

I don't see any need to make a movie based on this book, which stands on its own perfectly fine. That said, it will be interesting to see what they do with it.

asterisk said...

I don't care for either of the two leads (Charlize and Viggo), but I am looking forward to seeing Michael K Williams (Omar from The Wire).