Remmy’s review of The U.S.S. Indianapolis

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The U.S.S. Indianapolis, 14 October 2016, is rated R. For the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would go into water that has fish poo and pee in it, therefore I stay away from lakes, seas and oceans. That also limits my consumption of fish, which in this day and age gives me an advantage over other people who are dying from such things. So living in Florida, or the Gulf States is beyond reason.

I visited Florida when I was ten years old. It was not a good experience. I spent most of my time there in the hospital. It seems that my sinuses could not take the weather. Three times my nose was broken to drain them.

Add to that, my parents and aunt knowing my fear of water outside of a pool. took my dog and my little cousin who happened to be a girl, to the ocean. I had a black labrador puppy. If any of you know the animal, you know if there is water they are going to it. Of course, I was in the hospital and didn’t know this was going on. Our first day at the beach before my head swelled up, we saw sharks swimming and a little boy was attacked by some tentacled beast and went to the hospital. He did survive, barely.

When I saw the film strips of my little cousin and my dog in the water, they had to sedate me, so my fear of fish water is dang near debilitating. How on earth you can say you love someone and put them in jeopardy is beyond me. I have never gotten over that experience. Now as far as a clean pool, you can’t stop me. I was on our diving team (not swim team because I was too small to win.)

You can imagine that Sharknado, Jaws, and other such movies are not in my MUST SEE list, but then comes along the U.S.S. Indianapolis. I was way too young to know anything about this ship, but I thought what the heck, it is a WWII epic. So I watched it.

I did not know it was the ship that carried one of the atomic bomb ‘Little Boy’ to an island and put on the plane that would drop it on Japan. Little did I know that the ship would be sunk by the Japanese. Okay, you have to expect that in a WWII movie. What you don’t expect is that the survivors of that attack, about 900 men will be eaten by sharks or die of exposure. First-hand accounts of those men say most were killed by sharks, the military says only about 110 died by a shark (hundreds of them). Excuse me who are we trying to fool? Those men are dead, and sharks ate them. Get real.

I watched the entire movie regardless of my feelings of getting sick every few minutes. 315 men survived which is unimaginable. The rest of the movie dwells on the Captain being blamed for everything, and is court-martialed, even though it seems he didn’t lose any rank. The aftereffect of this is almost unbearable. Watch the movie, especially if you like water with fish poop in it. You will love it. I rate this 5 out of 5 stars, not just because I want you to witness first hand about sharks, but because the US Government to this day does the same thing. They need a scapegoat for their mistakes, and you are going down with the ship, or plane or tank.

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2 thoughts on “Remmy’s review of The U.S.S. Indianapolis

  1. Steven Fritchie

    I enjoyed this movie because it was based on an historical event. I had heard of this incident, but I did not remember the name of the ship or that the USS Indianapolis was used to transfer one of the atomic bombs to an island base. I give it 5 stars.

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