OVERRATED: War-as-video game commercials

As popular as the gaming blockbuster "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" has become, there's something about its depiction of war as exhilarating sport in expensive-looking ads starring <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0004410" title="Jonah Hill" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/jonah-hill-PECLB0004410.topic">Jonah Hill</a> and Sam Worthington that feels in poor taste. With American soldiers still fighting actual modern warfare half a world away, making their battles look like a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends feels like a misfire.
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As popular as the gaming blockbuster "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" has become, there's something about its depiction of war as exhilarating sport in expensive-looking ads starring Jonah Hill and Sam Worthington that feels in poor taste. With American soldiers still fighting actual modern warfare half a world away, making their battles look like a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends feels like a misfire.

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