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post #13501 of 16265

The Admiral - 10/10

aka Isoroku, Admiral Yamamoto etc.

 

This is one is about Admiral Yamamoto during WWII. Actually there's much more to it and it focuses on going to war with the USA and then the attack on Pearl Harbor and then Midway.

I watched this again last night and thought it was pretty much near perfect. There's so much stuff buried in this movie to think about and learn. I hope they make more movies like this in Japan and it gets a US release. It's accurate AFAIK and there's nothing that would keep it from getting a release.

It doesn't really take sides at all and has no problems pointing out mistakes the Japanese made during the war.  I wonder how things would have turned out if the Japanese had sunk all the US carriers at Pearl Harbor like they had wanted (they were out to sea) and were able to take Midway. We only knew the Japanese were going to take Midway because we cracked their codes beforehand.

It reminds me a little of "Tora, Tora, Tora" but much more entertaining.

post #13502 of 16265

 

I'm not even going to attempt to rate this one....lol.

post #13503 of 16265
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I'm not even going to attempt to rate this one....lol.

Shark + Tornado = blink.gif

post #13504 of 16265
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I didn't like the 9th Company shot by Fyodor Bondarchuk. You may be interested in a new movie directed by him called "Stalingrad" ( the fall of 2013). It is going to be a larger scale war movie with bigger budget adapted for IMAX 3D. I'm not exited to watch this either but I will watch it at IMAX just for the scope of it.

I've had a look at the PBS series Secrets of the Dead- Deadliest Battle (2010), also on Netflix.
Good background documentary info for any Stalingrad battle movie.
What were your peeves about the 9th Company?
It reminded me of the Hamburger Hill (1987) war drama set in Vietnam.


Edited by 5aces - 7/11/13 at 8:28pm
post #13505 of 16265

Pacific Rim - 9.5/10

 

Seems a little high and feels weird rating it that, but what can I say...loved nearly every minute of it and wouldn't have changed a thing.

Had pretty interesting characters. No really famous actors, at least not that I know of.

 

I think this one deserves to do fairly well at the box office.

post #13506 of 16265
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Pacific Rim - 9.5/10

 

Seems a little high and feels weird rating it that, but what can I say...loved nearly every minute of it and wouldn't have changed a thing.

Had pretty interesting characters. No really famous actors, at least not that I know of.

 

I think this one deserves to do fairly well at the box office.


Blargh, I must see it now!

post #13507 of 16265

Very surprising rating, from the trailers I thought it looked like another Transformers sequel... but worse. But then again del Toro is great at what he does and I dont think he'd make a crappy movie. I will give this a watch this weekend.

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Pacific Rim - 9.5/10

 

Seems a little high and feels weird rating it that, but what can I say...loved nearly every minute of it and wouldn't have changed a thing.

Had pretty interesting characters. No really famous actors, at least not that I know of.

 

I think this one deserves to do fairly well at the box office.

post #13508 of 16265

Not surprised at all. Michael Bay is a director you should look out for. He turns everything to garbage :)

post #13509 of 16265

*

 

10/10 Transformers, this is not.

 

I felt like I was 13 again, watching the original Jurassic Park in the theater for the first time. Guillermo Del Toro (Hell Boy, Pan's Labyrinth) has created such a rich and unique universe that I hope to god gets expanded upon. First off, I'm not a huge fan of giant monster movies. I did come for the tech, and oh my is the tech amazing in this. But I left actually loving the monsters and their various designs as much as the Jeagers (mechs). Very entertaining flick, unlike anything I've seen before. Sound design is also incredible.

 

The scale and scope of this movie is astounding. Characters were all very likable (even Ron Perlman's sleazy black market body-parts pimp)  I loved every minute of it. I hope this movie does well this weekend, because the world needs more new film universes like this, instead of all the regurgitated garbage that Hollywood continues to pump out.

post #13510 of 16265

Pacific Rim

9/10

 

Satisfies the kid in you. Awesome. The best fun I've had in years.

Go watch it if you want to be delighted again.


Edited by proton007 - 7/12/13 at 7:22am
post #13511 of 16265
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The Admiral - 10/10
It doesn't really take sides at all and has no problems pointing out mistakes the Japanese made during the war.

Thanks for the reminder about this foreign film.
I had a look last night and had to scare up an SRT file for English translation.
Plenty of meaning is of directly related to the translator's work but I would think the essence remains.

I have been reading through the movie dialogue text and found that this movie seems to be an attempt to not forget the people who lived under Imperial Japan rule and show that they were not all war mongering Imperialists.

Back then, the official press carried much responsibility for communicating surreal news reports, particularly about the greatness of what the people in charge were doing.
Even after they had been devastated with nuclear bombs it went :

After pondering the general trends
of the world

and the actual conditions
in our empire today,

we have decided to effect

a settlement of the present situation

by resorting to an extraordinary measure.

We have ordered our government

to communicate to the U.S.,
Great Britain, China,

and the Soviet Union,
that our empire accepts
the provisions of their joint declaration...

A very odd sense of loyalty and honor that came at great cost to those involved, with perhaps 3,000,000 dead.
The film portrayed Admiral Yamamoto as a man of one mind but two bodies, who wanted "to sue for peace" but was ordered to fight and died too soon to effect a life saving solution.

The young reporter at the end realized this and by getting to the source he found the essential meaning of Yamamoto:
l believe we must start over
by really looking at the world.

Following your words,

by opening our eyes, our ears

and our hearts.

Edited by 5aces - 7/12/13 at 8:37am
post #13512 of 16265
I'm stoked for these Pacific Rim reviews...finally a summer movie that not only meets expectations, but surpasses! (seemingly, anyway....haven't seen it lol) Can't wait to go!
post #13513 of 16265
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I'm stoked for these Pacific Rim reviews...finally a summer movie that not only meets expectations, but surpasses! (seemingly, anyway....haven't seen it lol) Can't wait to go!

I might check this out 73% critics/88% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, not bad for an action pic, and Del Toro is a genius. Now I have to decide between 3D IMAX or 2D RPX or 2D regular screen. 

post #13514 of 16265

 

Never saw this until today. Having seen the trailers for the sequel made me curious, and I absolutely loved it. 10/10

post #13515 of 16265
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Never saw this until today. Having seen the trailers for the sequel made me curious, and I absolutely loved it. 10/10

Critically, I'd give it an 8.5 at most. Personal enjoyment wise it was a 9.5/10 easy.

I have every intention of seeing the second one.
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