I have seen the movie twice and am planning to go see it a third time
now. This movie has received many reviews which are less than flattering.
However, if one wants to learn a good lesson about TRUTH regarding the War
Between the States, then this would be an excellent place to start.
Unfortunately, what many may miss is the fact that this movie, while
somewhat long, was not written to "Entertain" only. It holds much truth.
unashamed way that the name of Christ and also service to God are
is gutsy for today, but much needed. Mr. Maxwell and Ted Turner, while
having no hidden agenda, are both adamant that this heartbreaking war be
portrayed in the correct light.
The subjects, Generals Lee and Jackson were both men of the highest
integrity and fearlessly followed God's direction for their lives. The
landscape shots were absolutely beautiful. As a native of Virginia (the
areas explored in the movie) I can say that the scenery was authentic, not
computer animation, portraits, etc. While long, I believe this is a strong
point. The fact that the screenplay treated the audience like the
intelligent body it should be, only proves the point of the quality of
work. While those who may have the attention span of a gnat may feel the
movie is too long, those who want some quality in their evening will not
disappointed. When attending this movie, be prepared to THINK. The
underlying themes work to support the fact that this was a simpler time
people were accustomed to using full sentences in dialog, not slang.
the most important issue demonstrated here is that integrity and honor,
doing the "right" thing even when not popular is the attitude we need to
adopt again in this country. Too often adults look for the easy way out or
the expeditious thing to do. The manner in which Gen. Lee turned down
command of the United Sates Army for the choice of remaining loyal to his
home state of Va. showed courage and determination. Gen. Thomas J.
"Stonewall" Jackson showed the same qualities when insisting that three
deserters be dealt with in the appropriate manner, even when these men
determined to be members of his own "stonewall" brigade.
All in all, I loved this movie and I am anxiously awaiting the next
one..."The Last Full Measure" which takes the audience through the end of
the war in Appomattox, Va. Mr. Ron Maxwell, thank you for a script that
reaches in, grabs one's heartstrings, offers laughter, tears and
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Gods and Generals was a great movie. It was so close the book it was scary. HIGHLY RECOMMEND..
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The rise and fall of legendary war hero Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as he leads the Confederacy to great success against the Union from 1861 to 1863. Prequel to the 1993 classic "Gettysburg". .
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THIS MOVIE IS FULL OF SUSPENSE ,I REALLY LOVE IT.
A first-rate historical movie
The film "Gods and Generals" is essentially a biographical film about
General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson of the CSA. Those who have no idea, or
interest, as to who this man was should probably stick to such heavyweight
box-office competition such as "Agent Cody Banks," "How to Lose a Guy in
Days," or "Daredevil" instead. "Gods and Generals" is well-made,
old-fashioned film that gives an absorbing view of the U.S. Civil War and
one of its leading figures. The portrait of Jackson is accurate from the
issues (his profound religious faith) down to the trivial (his fondness
lemonade). Characters both Northern and Southern are portrayed
even-handedly, and the historical and social aspects of the film are
authentic. Characters quote poetry from memory and sometimes speak in
biblical cadences, in the same way that Lincoln's speeches were deeply
influenced by the language of the King James Bible. It is a beautiful film
to look at, with great feeling for the often-wild landscape of the era; in
this respect, it gains immeasurably from being seen on a full-scale
theatrical screen. Two criticisms of the movie have been made repeatedly:
(1) it's "too long"; and (2) it doesn't accurately portray the horrors of
war. On the first score -- too long for what? It is the right length for
subject matter. It's the right length to give an earnest and thoughtful
account of a great general's life and a turning point in American history,
even world history. (Many believe the Civil War might have gone
had Jackson survived.) It IS too long if you have Attention Deficit
or have been raised upon television sitcoms and the constant jump-cuts &
meritricious visual razzle-dazzle of TV commercials and music videos. On
second score -- no one will ever walk away from this film eager to see war
in real life. Men line up with their rifles (in a mode of combat no longer
practiced), blast away at each other nearly face-to-face, and drop en
like bags of bloody meat. In one memorable scene, Col. Chamberlain [Jeff
Daniels] sleeps on the nighttime battlefield using his fellow soldiers'
corpses as bedding; come daylight, he uses those same corpses to absorb
flying enemy bullets once the battle resumes anew. Apparently what some
critics actually desire are cool special effects, with exploding bodies
mangled limbs flying across the screen. "Gods and Generals" is a movie of
great integrity and power -- one made by adults for adults..