Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War Reviews
I thought this movie was WAY better than Private Ryan... Which according to my friend Melvin... who was actually in D-Day... Was really just Spielberg's homage to his father. With all of it's CGI mistakes, and the characters talking out load while they're moving up the axis of advance by themselves?... Please.
I watched SPR with a WW II veteran... He wasn't impressed. He told me things about D-Day that you'll never see in any movie. Gruesome things.
Tae Guk Gi
The characters and story are well developed.
The acting is great.
Special effects are good.
Moral to the story = present
The action sequences look real.
Downside = Subtitles
Watched this on 2/12/15
With extremely well shot devastating battle scenes that are even better than that of Saving Private Ryan and with battle scenes so clear (even in night) that it shames many of the poorly shot unnecessarily shaky films of Hollywood, Brotherhood of War presents an unforgettable war experience. It's antiwar themes are noticeable and it has an emotional story with some magnificent acting from the lead actors.
This, I argue, and movies like this are better than the very well done Saving Private Ryan because it doesn't take sides. It's a story about what is ultimately mass murder under the cloak of the name "war."