Sunday, September 5, 2010
No more good war movies.
There hasn't been a good war movie (ww1 on) since Saving Private Ryan and The Thin Red Line came out. Windwakers was meh. We We Soldiers was just ok. Inglorious Basterds doesn't count :P I don't even want to mention that Michael Bay "film" The next good one will probably be Spielberg's upcoming War Horse. Right now I'm in the middle of watching Patton. Needless to say its a classic. They don't make them like this any more. George C. Scott is bigger than life and completely owns the screen. The tank battle was fantastic. Dozens of tanks, people explosions an amazing feet. Its one of those Academy Award best picture winners where there really is no question its the best of the year. I couldn't name the other nominees off the top of my head right now. Looking at IMDB Altman's MASH and Jack Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces were also nominated so it was a good set of nominees that year. There's not much I can say about Patton that hasn't already been said. An amazing movie about an amazing man.