Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
At times this documentary delves into political ideals, but itís done from the standpoint of the soldiers. They say what they feel, we listen, and then draw our own conclusions. They donít force us to believe what they believe, they just speak honestly, sometimes even through rapping. In fact, there is a whole lot of rapping throughout the movie, sometimes in the background, other times done in freestyle by soldiers. The music (or ďnoiseĒ as some people call it) sets the tone for the film, so if you hate rap, then you may find the movie particularly grating and maybe even a little hateful (since rap seems to have that effect on some people). I found the rap music not only surprising, but also oddly fitting. If you listen to the words in each freestyle, a story is told in a near poetic method. So, as with the rest of the film, all you have to do is listen, and then make up your own mind. So now you know, and knowing is half the battle Ė GI JOE! (Sorry Ďbout that, got a little carried away...)
Additional Scenes (27:49): There are 17 of them. These arenít as harsh as many of the scenes in the actual movie, but are definitely worth checking out if you liked it. Some of them are just as insightful as the film itself.
Gunner Freestyles: There are three audio tracks (no video) to listen to and enjoy, that is, if you appreciate rap music. The lyrics are fairly good at times, and I especially liked the first track.
There is also the US Theatrical Trailer and 3 Previews.