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Discussion in 'Movies' started by Yavin, Jan 10, 2014.
4 out of 5.
Here's my full review.
I liked it a lot especially the comraderie among the soldiers. Real brothers in arms. They were courageous to the end.
This was a nice surprise for me. I really, REALLY liked this movie. It was a story that was well told, well acted and had great pacing.
The sound...WOW...the sound was amazing. I saw this in a new Cineplex VIP theatre and was so happy with the sound. I think the this should win an Academy Award for sound editing!
My only slight complaint is that the opening scene and the title kind of ruin the ending. It would have been much more powerful to be kept wondering how many might have actually survived.
To be fair, it's a pretty well-known story.
Right, the book was a best seller and he's been on several TV programs over the years, so it's like watching the story of their brotherhood more than just him surviving this ordeal.
Not to get into politics, but I am seeing some truly offensive agenda-laden reviews of this. Fortunately, it seems that most reviewers are considering it on its cinematic merits.
This is a well known story? I've never heard of it.
It is here in the States.
I suspect it would be. I'm just surprised that I haven't heard of it or don't remember it. I must have been under a rock when these events occurred. I've seen the trailer for the film. It looks like it might be a good film. I've tended to avoid watching films about an ongoing war as I feel that they end up lacking balance. The last one I watched was "The Hurt Locker". It has to be one of the few war films I have seen that seems to take no stand either for or against war in general. It was uncanny that it seemed to have no bias or the bias was so artfully buried that I just missed it.
I'll have to think about going to see this one.
What's a movie that took a stand *for* war in general? Star Wars?
Terrific film. One of the years best. ***1/2 out of ****Thanks Sam for posting those videos.
I thought it was good too.