Are there parts of the film that I find incredible? So Albright and his team are caught off guard when well-armed and well-trained militants launch a surprise attack aimed at killing an informant in the embassy. Before that we get training scenes that will be familiar to anybody who has seen 'Full Metal Jacket' and the bulk of the film that shows us the marines waiting to go into battle. It's just one of many powerful moments where Mendes changes from loud, visceral warfare to quiet, poignant moments. At about 20 minutes in when they do the training scenario, they fly past every room without clearing them. To me, this was perfectly representative of how the film handled its potential political implications. Oscar nomination hopefully on the way.
If you want it to be, find another movie. In my opinion, you better fill some big shoes before you judge that. But his first assignment, protecting a U. Albright believes an attack is imminent and no one believes him. This is unusual for a 'war' movie in that there is so little actual war.
I'm not even here to give you a professional review of this movie, or sound educated and witty. Dennis Haysbert plays a major in this film, a demotion from his normal general or colonel rank. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. It's an indescribably painful scene to watch, but it's also an example of Gyllenhaal's brave and honest portrayal of this bruised man. At its essence this is a film about Marines, how they adjusted to the Marine Corps, each other, and a war. But whether it's true or not is not important. If all you can do is go around in life and get offended, then I am truly sorry for you.
Beyond that, you're simply left to make your own judgments. I really question Kettner pulling Faisal off the garbage pile. Overall just wasted potential and military propaganda Just another enlistment movie. He is scarred by war and his family and the life he left behind, and he is just looking for a way to get out of the sand and the sexual dysfunction of war and the lack of gunfire. .
After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. And just about any person can pick out a lot of evidence to support why they liked it and why they did not. Mendes drenches the screen with sights and sounds that literally envelope us in the horrors of warfare. The main reason the film turned me off a bit, though, is the generalization it made about the U. Without tanks or air support, Merrimette and his team will need all the courage and firepower they can muster to fight their way across the war-torn country and shepherd the woman to safety. To finish up, this movie will make you feel something.
Some of the ill-discipline is rather surprising; one can only hope that it is exaggerated for dramatic effect especially the scene where Swoff threatens a fellow Marine with a loaded rifle! The shots are done perfectly and originally throughout while the score and soundtrack takes it to a powerful emotional level. If you go and see this film, try to recall yourself at 18 as I was. Where does all the testosterone go? After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are earger to fight but are forced to stay back from the action. An event occurs that allows Mendes to silence all of the violence and machismo of war. But they are not the essential things. Tempers fray, discipline breaks down and Swoff starts to question his sanity.
That was enough to know this movie was all Hollywood and no military accuracy. From the language, situations, to the way the characters interact, the film is right on with accuracy. I wasn't there, but I can't fathom a breach of discipline on that scale. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. Overall I'd recommend this to anybody wanting a war film that is somewhat different to most; importantly for a film that is largely about boredom I never found it boring. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. Doesn't keep your attention at all, just a bland and empty film.
But in its own way, it tells an intense, personal story. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. There are some unforgettable shots. Rating Language Release Uploader Download 0 Arabic sub 0 Brazilian portuguese naufrago 1 Croatian bbocko 0 Danish sub 2 Dutch Striderown 5 English gamzgamat 0 English sub 0 English aminkatz93 0 English sub 0 English sub 0 English sub 0 English sub 0 Greek boy30 0 Indonesian sub 0 Portuguese naufrago 1 Spanish jpardof 0 Spanish DonPablone -2 Spanish sub 0 Urdu sub. I'm sure others have different ideas. This was a fairly formula film with limited unimportant twists.
How do you make a military movie, but have absolutely no military guidance in the acting? The characters are in shock, and so is the audience. You have an opportunity here to look back into our little moment in history. The realism questioning goes on and on. These men are good actors and I'm surprised they chose to do this bland empty film. And when they aren't behaving like complete idiots, they are trigger happy and talking about wanting to kill, it seems they actually want war and killing, which is disturbing.
It was refreshing to see a movie as a movie. I love the Marine Corps and I am still serving - I don't have an axe to grind. What makes Swofford an intriguing character is that he doesn't always get our sympathy; or, for that matter, want our sympathy. The film's only real flaw is that, like the war on which it was based, it's pretty slow, and not a lot really happens. He is a great physical presence in the film as well. That's not to say that the movie is one dimensional.