Ultimate Force is to Sharpe what Modern Warfare is to call of Duty

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Ultimate Force is to Sharpe what Modern Warfare is to call of Duty

Post by angloconvoy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:13 am

Yeah, the title says it all. The format, the theme music, the characters.
Just the period and, as a result, efficiency of the weapons changes.

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Post by Sixswitch » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:58 pm

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PS: The reason I'm confused is doubtless because I don't watch Ultimate Force and haven't played MW or CoD. Having little knowledge of 3 out of 4 things in a comparison is never a good thing.
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Post by Cliffjumper » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:07 pm

I love Sharpe.

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Post by angloconvoy » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:49 pm

I'm actually a little surprised that anyone except me on this board likes Sharpe even a little. It's fluff, but it's good fun.

Did you ever se Ultimate Force? It's the reason Grant left Eastenders if I remember right. Then they had to pretend his fat brother Phil was hard so they could still use the plots they'd planned for Grant, but I digress.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:21 pm

I enjoy a bit of Sharpe, my Mother's a huge fan so I must have seen most of them. Couldn't tell you any specific that happened in them, but it's good background TV.
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Post by angloconvoy » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:44 am

Oh, I can tell you. Sharpe got inexplicably promoted and then killed an impossible amount of bad guys (and once every three or so a major villain). I haven't seen the most recent few yet (bit hard to get hold of in Japan, legally or otherwise) but I expect he's Grand Admiral Emperor God King of the Milky Way by now.

Incidentally, Bernard Cornwell wrote a pretty decent novel about the battle of Agincourt. It was only after reading that fairly recently that I got into Sharpe, actually.

Edit: Also, to my mind, Sharpe feature the late Pete Postlethwaite's best role.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:43 pm

I understand that the latest adaptations are a bit odd because the books they're based on are prequels to the previously published ones but, because of Sean Bean's ageing, the films are forced to rework them to be set afterwards. Which, considering how the stories are usually based around specific historical battles means all sorts of jiggery pokery has gone on with the plots.
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Post by Big Daddy » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:37 pm

I always used to wonder why the British had any other soldiers when they had Sharpe and his gang.

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