War movies constantly take abuse from critics and veterans from all over about how bad the story was or how inaccurate the tactics — that's the movie business.
War movies are also constantly coming up with new ways to kill off its characters.
So instead of deconstructing and over-examining a film for its problems, let's check out how these movie deaths can help educate new troops on how to be better in combat.
1. Don't: pick up souvenirs
Being on patrol in a war-torn city means there's going to be plenty of random objects laying on the ground. A cute and cuddly rabbit may appear innocent, but in a combat zone, anything can be rigged to blow.
Although this is an enemy booby trap, it was well placed and constructed.
2. Do: stay low
Staying as low as humanly possible is important as seen in "Enemy at the Gates."
It's called a low crawl for a reason.
3. Do: have situational awareness
In the infantry, it's very important to have a solid 360 degree of security in place so the enemy can't sneak inside and stab you in the stomach like in 2008's Ben Stiller-directed "Tropic Thunder." The movie may have been incredibly goofy, but they make a good case how vital it is to know who is in your area.
I can't stop watching this one.
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4. Don't: operate without cover
In any infantry manual, the importance of taking up a spot that defends you from incoming enemy fire is vital. We're guessing Cowboy, played by Arliss Howard, skipped that chapter of the book while attending the school of infantry.