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June 08, 2003

"We who have seen war never stop seeing...We Were Soldiers"

weweresoldiers.jpgIf you subscribe to Showtime you should check your local listings and make sure you watch the next showing of We Were Soldiers. If you are not a subscriber then make sure you go rent or buy the DVD right now.

I've been meaning to see it since it was highly recommendation by a few friends but I never got around to renting it. Luckily my TiVo recorded it sometime this weekend.

I just finished watching it and I must admit that I was very moved by it. It is easily the best Vietnam War movie, if not the best war movie ever.

There is no mistaking that We Were Soldiers is very pro-america and extremely patriotic. If you thought Black Hawk Down was the most realistic and patriotic war movie made you simply haven't seen We Were Soldiers.

In addition to its great story and message, all the actors had memorable performances. The cinematography was in one word: stunning. The pyrotechnics, special effects, and fire stunts were breathtaking, as well as heart-stopping.

I cannot think of any way that it could have been better. Anyone who attempts to criticize We Were Soldiers only does so because of its pro american and patriotic message.

Posted in Movies, TV, & TiVo by usrbingeek at 2003-06-08 23:40 ET (GMT-5) | 1 Comments | Permalink



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I didn't think this film was that pro-American - it barely even acknowledged the other side as human beings. I just thought it wasn't very good. I loved Black Hawk Down, but I didn't feel like that was trying to dredge emotion out of me. Visually We Were Soldiers was great, but the story felt a bit dreary to me and the script a little melodramatic. Although I did see it in Spanish at a time when I didn't really speak Spanish, so that could warp things a bit.

Posted by: Ryan at June 12, 2003 07:30 AM










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