We saw Basic tonight, against my better judgment, I might add. Boy, what a convaluted mess. Did you ever watch a movie, and think "They must be writing this as they go along"? That's what it felt like to me. Major plot holes are plenty in this film. John Travolta just seems to coast through the entire thing, without even giving you a hint of his acting abilities. Samuel Jackson plays a stereotypical nasty commanding officer role. Very little action and hardly any drama to be had here. It just reminded me of a bad episode of JAG. The General's Daughter, this isn't. More like the General's unwanted stepchild. 2 out of 5. Marc.