Reading this, that movie finally makes sense. I'll go watch it once more, to view it with your superb observations in mind.
Author's Response: Like many, the movies (past the first) often frustrate me. It seems such potential often goes to waste. Perhaps I am just looking too deep at something not worth the time, but I can\'t help myself. As a Joe fan, it all rubbed the wrong way and I had to find a way to take out the sting. Hope it does the same for you. -A