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<b>The National Guard's new in-theater campaign:</b> Serving one's country is among the finest callings, and we respect the military's need to drum up enlistments. But this operatic, over-the-top ad running before hits such as <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENMV000003720" title="Avatar (movie)" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/avatar-%28movie%29-ENMV000003720.topic">"Avatar"</a> seems better suited for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003902" title="Paul Verhoeven" href="/topic/entertainment/paul-verhoeven-PECLB003902.topic">Paul Verhoeven</a>'s "Starship Troopers." Isn't there a more artful way to capture the nobility of service than ominous, faux-Latin choruses?<br>
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeqJmZOBdxo">>> Watch the ad here</a>
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The National Guard's new in-theater campaign: Serving one's country is among the finest callings, and we respect the military's need to drum up enlistments. But this operatic, over-the-top ad running before hits such as "Avatar" seems better suited for Paul Verhoeven's "Starship Troopers." Isn't there a more artful way to capture the nobility of service than ominous, faux-Latin choruses?

>> Watch the ad here

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