Educational and exciting, but fails
This movie reminded me of the usual video game that involves spraying
the enemy base with bullets on the run, getting shot, and then
restarting to do the same. It was pretty enjoyable and rewatchable.
Minus the fact that it was completely predictable, this is nothing more
than a popcorn flick to hammer your boredom. I'm completely fine with
that, because it was very entertaining. Woo never lets us down in that
aspect. It just fails, and very badly I might add, to get its point
across. Nobody really cares about the characters in this movie. It's
impossible to. Joe Enders was a stock character, more or less, or at
least morphed into one when he went back to war. The entire squadron
was very stereotypical: the bigot, the target of the hate who saves the
bigot's bacon, the guy who thinks about his family too much, the
oddball (Greek guy), and the main character's companion who is the only
one he really bonds well with (Slater). Other than that, I would like
to point out a few comical parts in this movie that completely ruin its
dramatic effect. First and foremost, every explosion in the movie looks
like a napalm bomb went off, even the grenades. The Japanese characters
were bumbling morons who had no IQ or weapons capability. The marines
used no tactics, and just charged or sprayed. In an alternate ending,
Walker, Texas Ranger could have walked out and massacred all of the
enemies on the island. Would it have really mattered with this movie?.
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great exciting and historic movie.
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very good movie to watch in home theater.
nick1338 watch Craig movie
a very very good war movie.
naim watch Long Weekend movie
i like it..it is too good ...
naim watch The Addams Family movie
its a very good movie.....
i love it very much.....
It was agood movie I thought it was the best movie.
a great war movie that part of history.
This is a very good war movie that gives u a fellin of what the native americans went through durin the ww2.
These wars were not known to be achieving anything at the time the boys went to war.
Make up your own mind about this Woo film
By no means the worst War film I have ever seen (bearing in mind that
the first one I ever saw was 'The Battle of Midway'). Nicolas Cage, in
what was one of two war films for him within the space of 12 months -
the other one being 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin', acquitted himself
well. It was a surprisingly restrained performance, allowing us to see
the other end of the continuum of his acting range for once. Christian
Slater also puts in his usual solid performance. The real surprise in
all of this is Woo's direction, in that he shows an eye for scenery.
Definitely worth watching, although it won't endear the Japanese to
you... Good pace, nice music, delicate use of research into the Navajo
indians. Is this a credit to Nic Cage's resume? I would say 'yes'. Of
course, the real acid test for this film would be to sit the real
soldiers from those events down to review it..