by Kelly Putnam
Editor’s Note: Range 15 is a feature-length zomcom made by our friends at Ranger Up and Article 15 Clothing. A lot of people, especially those who have never served in the military, won’t get this movie about veterans and a zombie apocalypse (the movie rating people certainly didn’t get it), because they don’t “get” us.
But some people do get us.
Thank you, Kelly.
I went and saw Range 15 tonight and to be honest I only went to support my best friend Cameron M. Jewell. If you haven’t heard of this movie it was created by veterans and was casted with veterans. The special effects were ridiculous and the humor was crude but it was probably the best movie experience I’ve ever had. And this is why.
Second, this was THEIR movie. Every time the theater erupted into laughter over jokes I didn’t get, it made me realize that sometimes therapy takes an interesting form. I know for a lot of vets, they come home and civilian life is hard.
People don’t understand their dark and twisted humor. Civilians don’t understand them period. And that makes them feel alone. But when you see the things they’ve seen and you do the things they’ve done, the dark humor and their family in arms are how they make it through.
So I’m not gonna tell you that you have to go to see this movie because it’s the best movie ever made. For a civilian, it’s probably not. But for the real heroes in life, this is the best movie ever made because it was made by them for them.
Thank you for all that you guys have done.