Three Kings to be rereleased with new documentary

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  1. Richard Kim

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    According to the New York Times, Three Kings will be rereleased to theaters this fall, along with a new documentary about the Iraq war directed by David O. Russell. There will also be a new SE DVD in the works as well.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/16/movies/16warn.html

    I really liked Three Kings, and it's one of the most underrated films in recent years. So this is definitely great news.
     
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    I thought it was decent, but it was overrated, if anything. The critics *loved* it! Personally, I appreciate what Russell was trying to do, but the film was so riddled with tired war-movie cliches that it was really hard to take seriously.

    It was like he'd never seen a war movie before, and thought that he'd come up with all this original stuff.
     
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    Fantastic news. With many terrific films released in '99, this was my top pick. Hopefully it will play in enough theaters for me to see it.
     
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    i loved this movie when it first came out, but over time i have to agree with you; i heard that O'Russell spent formative years in central america or something, so he was familiar with the third world / anti-america view. and to that point, the movie is effective. but from a military point of view, the movie just doesn't hold up technically, to the point where it's kind of distracting. just the just the first shootout outside the gold-site for instance, there's no way the first few shots fired doesn't cause an all-out bloodbath. i mean i've never been in a gunfight of anykind, so that's conjecture. but the point is the scene doesn't SEEM realistic. i keep thinking this is the kind of movie that Ben Stiller would make if he wanted to make a serious war movie [​IMG]

    also, the making-of doc on the original DVD is among the best i've seen. amazing trailer too!
     
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    Three Kings was one of the first 'good' movies I saw in a theatre that was more for adults. I thought it was a well-done film and showed an a different side of the war. It is kind of funny how 3 years later, a group in the army did the same thing. [​IMG] I for one, can not wait to see it again in theatres.

    Ryan
     
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    And that's a problem, why?
     
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    At that point, the film crossed the line into self-parody.
     

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