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Is this a war film? The trailers do not lead me to believe this is the case.
Jan 22 - 06:46 AM
I prefer PAths of Glory and Barry Lyndon, but Saving Private Ryan's opening on D Day Scene is probably one of the best War/Battle SCENES.
Jan 20 - 12:13 PM
It's not a war film but a propaganda film, like TRIUMPH OF THE WILL, MRS. MINIVER, IN WHICH WE SERVE. You haven't seen a war film until you've seen THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES.
Jan 20 - 10:51 AM
I would have to say Platoon or Paths of Glory, this film is less of a war film, and more of a special services film, for it focuses more on the CIA, than the war itself.
Jan 20 - 10:38 AM
Yeah no, this isn't anywhere near the best war film. Saving Private Ryan will always be the best war film in my opinion.
Jan 18 - 11:55 AM
This film spent too much time on the pursuit of Bin Laden (torture, spying, tracking, wiretaps) and nothing on the Obama's administration to move forward and attack the compound. Also, missed was the Seals practicing at mock up of Bin Laden's fortress.
Jan 17 - 04:16 PM
The film is almost 3 hours long, so I can understand why they would not film or cut them practicing, also they didn't show anything about the Bush admin, so why show anything about Obama. This film was about the search for bin laden, not just about attacking the compound and they did mention briefly that the admin for Obama agreed to attack the compound.
Jan 20 - 10:40 AM
"The film was about the search for bin laden..." Sure it was, lol!
Jan 20 - 11:32 AM
Apocalypse Now, Saving Private Ryan, and Lawrence of Arabia were better.
Jan 17 - 12:07 AM
This movie will never top Apocalypse Now.
Jan 16 - 09:52 PM
It was a great film but that's a little too high praise... Right now at least. Full Metal Jacket would be my choice.
Jan 11 - 11:00 PM
This wasn't a war film. Just because it has soldiers in it, doesn't make it a war film.
Jan 11 - 05:47 PM
Hipster Elitist Maverick
Saving Private Ryan will probably always be my favorite war film.
Jan 6 - 10:01 PM
Apocalypse Now. Although I haven't seen many war films.
Jan 1 - 09:14 PM
Note even close. The lead up is interesting enough. The poorly casted, under equipped, flabby looking SEALs ruined it. Especially as they bumbled from room to room, hestitating before and pondering after each kill, calling out for Bin Laden as they stumbled along.
Dec 26 - 08:45 PM
It's called realism. Did you think it was superman going door to door? These soldiers are pondering because they could be shot at any second.
Jan 17 - 12:08 AM
eh.....is this the only type of film that katheryn bigelow is going to make now? it seems like she just keeps getting rewarded for making films about iraq. I havent seen the film, but can anyone dissuade me from thinking that people love this movie just because its a story everyone wants to see?
Dec 26 - 08:19 PM
Could just be a trilogy, film makers have done this before.
Jan 20 - 10:42 AM
Tyler Dylan Brown
Just watch the pacific.
Dec 26 - 01:52 PM
This barely qualifies as a "war film." It's a manhunt film that just happens to take place during the War on Terror. I'd compare it more to The Fugitive. Anyways, Apocalypse Now is the greatest war film ever made. Without a doubt.
Dec 24 - 10:26 AM
Chubby Movie Goer
Braveheart, 300, Starship Troopers, Tropic Thunder?
Dec 24 - 03:42 AM
All Quiet on the Western Front(1930), The Great Escape, Gettysburg, Patton, They Were Expendable, and The Big Red One.
Dec 23 - 03:43 PM
Dec 23 - 01:27 PM
Phahhahah. Saving Privet Ryan, Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Thin Red Line, Black Hawk Down, We Were Soldiers, The Deer Hunter...Come on, man.
Dec 23 - 08:55 AM
Black Hawk Down (without having seen 0D30 yet)
Dec 23 - 07:09 AM