The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Good intentions only take us so far, of course. Whenever Smyth moves away from the battlefield, the film is on shaky ground, with the near-comical scenes involving Strong's cowardly subordinate a real low point.
"The Siege of Jadotville" valiantly fights to reclaim pride in a slice of Irish military history, but it seems to have ignored who those Irish were fighting for.
If only a little more attention had been paid to something beyond the whiff of gunpowder. Shorn of context, it's like playing a first person shooter in endless survival mode.
Though it doesn't break any new ground, The Siege of Jadotville is a well-crafted piece of filmmaking that investigates the often-contentious relationship between politics and war.
The Siege of Jadotville is dramatically inept and viscerally shocking. Thankfully, we still have history books.
By highlighting the bravery of young soldiers at the mercy of external forces, The Siege of Jadotville acts as a powerful tribute.
You can't really fault a film for a lack of ambition if it doesn't pretend to have any in the first place, can you?
The battle scenes alone make this solid and well-paced film worth watching.
The Siege of Jadotville is a fitting tribute to the extraordinary courage and heroism shown by the 35th Battalion 'A' Company, and for that and many reasons beside, the movie deserves a salute.
A highly diverting film that rightly honours forgotten - and subsequently mistreated - heroes from Irish history.
Excellent film about a little-known event in history.
To my delight, "The Siege of Jadotville" is not the jingoistic "Zulu" remake I had expected. It's a perfectly suitable war film touching on politics and bureaucracy as much as heroism. Average to good acting with engaging battle scenes. It's worth your time, but don't expect to be moved very much.
Watched this on Netflix last night and was interested in the storyline, much like Zulu back in the day. This film severely struggles outside the conflict, I think the film was stronger when it stuck with the battle. I think Strongs character helped finance the film but its these side characters who sink the film. The battle is the most interesting part, just having a relentless bombardment of enemy troops would have added to the tension. The switch off the battle field is almost comical at times. Good for a night in.
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