Monday, February 19, 2007
Two films I thought we duds...
What a downer this film was. What was Eastwoods point? Let's take the few stories our culture has of bravery, sacrifice and tragic heroism and make it all look like an act of commercialism, racism, pointless loss and cowardice. I left deflated...thanks Clint...way to denigrate the flag of our fathers.
Any film that has you thinking about just getting up and going home is probably not too good. Formulaic is all I can say. I was hoping this was going to be a good ww1 flick. But instead you got the war movie formula....good guys & bad guys, the tough captain, the moody and dark character, the dame in distress, the goofy attempt to portray community and the melding of boys into men...on and on...it was so painfully contrived to me. I didnt believe any of it.
I would take the credits of Band of Brothers over the hours of this film.