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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good movie

I enjoyed this movie, although I disagree with one reviewer that it was intended to be antiwar. I do not think that was intentional, but when you depict comabat it makes you antiwar. should have nominated for best picture over little miss sunshine.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

NOT ONE OF THE BETTER WWII MOVIES I'VE SEEN

If you read the book then watch the movie, you're going to be horribly disappointed. The characters in the movie are nowhere near like they are in the book. Ira Hayes was actually the quietest man of all of them and in the movie he is a drunken, pyscopathic idiot who bl...
If you read the book then watch the movie, you're going to be horribly disappointed. The characters in the movie are nowhere near like they are in the book. Ira Hayes was actually the quietest man of all of them and in the movie he is a drunken, pyscopathic idiot who blubbers and yells all the time. Doc Bradley only has like two lines in the movie and he is supposed to be the main character, making him very boring. Rene Gagnon was fine, they cast him well. It was almost as if Mr. Eastwood was trying to make it look like no one believed in fighting the war in the Pacific. Doc Bradley says "maybe there are no such things as heroes maybe we just make them up." Very uplifting. This is not Platoon, (a good movie, by the way) Mr. Eastwood. Find another screenwriter and another director.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NOT ONE OF THE BETTER WWII MOVIES I'VE SEEN

    If you read the book then watch the movie, you're going to be horribly disappointed. The characters in the movie are nowhere near like they are in the book. Ira Hayes was actually the quietest man of all of them and in the movie he is a drunken, pyscopathic idiot who blubbers and yells all the time. Doc Bradley only has like two lines in the movie and he is supposed to be the main character, making him very boring. Rene Gagnon was fine, they cast him well. It was almost as if Mr. Eastwood was trying to make it look like no one believed in fighting the war in the Pacific. Doc Bradley says "maybe there are no such things as heroes maybe we just make them up." Very uplifting. This is not Platoon, (a good movie, by the way) Mr. Eastwood. Find another screenwriter and another director.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Actually kind of boring and nothing like the other great war movies I have seen. (Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, The Great Raid, Saving Private Ryan. If I were James Bradley, I would sue Clint for screwing up my book and warping the characters from the novel. Eastwood I don't think had any idea where he was taking this movie. Was it a recollection? Was it told from the island? Did America even capture Iwo Jima. The characters are indescribably boring and bland. Mike Strank should have had more screen time and when the other flag-raisers die, the audience doesn't even feel sad. We don't even know that they were one of the flag-raisers, they just get shot and someone goes "Franklin!" and the audience asks, "he was one of the flag-raisers wasn't he?" The action is mediocre and could have been worlds better. Spielberg was the producer, he should have been sitting in the director's chair. And they should have sent Eastwood on a permanent vacation back to Alcaltraz for destroying a great chapter in American history. Thank God we have the novel and had it long before the movie.

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