Worst War Movies?

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Post by Lars EP » 11 Apr 2003 14:57

LILLEBROR wrote:
The worst warmovie I have ever had the bas fortune to watch is We Where Soldiers.... What a pile of s***!


What is wrong with that movie Lars? i Think it show the fighting as horrible it was. and when i read about Hal Moore i can really imagine that it could be something like in the movie.
But i guess we all had different ideas of what a good film should bee :)


What is wrong with We Where Soldiers...? Well, Mel Gibson lives a good life as a good American. Mel Gibson goes to war. Mel Gibson and friends kills LOOOOAAADDDSS of Gugs. Mell Gibson is a bit worried that there are so MANY Gugs to kill and there is three Americans cut off. But Mel Gibson saves the day, killing even MORE Gugs. And then Mel Gibson goes home... :D :P :D

Talk about BORING! Talk about a shitty piece of propaganda. Nobody like Hollywood can turn even American defeats into victories. :roll:

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Post by Sgt. Reese » 12 Apr 2003 02:28

EVERYwar made in hollywood is an american Victory

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Post by Gott » 12 Apr 2003 13:18

Pearl Harbor is the wrost war movie in my opinion, probably even the worst movie I have ever seen.

What the hell is wrong with that woman in the movie who screws with two best friends? That's PORNOGRAPHY WITH NO NUDITY!

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Post by Maple 01 » 12 Apr 2003 14:02

EVERYwar made in hollywood is an american Victory


True enough, but that's because the studios think that's what the people want, an to be fair it is.

I thought the book 'Flight of the Intruder' was great, it dealt with a A-6 pilot flying over Vietnam asked to risk is (and his BN's) life to hit suspected truck parks that turned out to be nothing more than stretches of jungle, while the politicos prevented the military from prosecuting the war to conclusion - when the film came out I was overjoyed - most of it was fine - until towards the end when there was an outbreak of saccharin patriotism and a happy ending replaced the more pessimistic book ending - that the war just went on and good men went on dieing

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Post by Madsen » 13 Apr 2003 19:17

I'm sorry that i cant agree with you this time Lars. Hollywood is'nt that high in my opinion. but from what i know out of the ral history of LZXRAY it was quite acurate. theiy did fight a enemy outnumbering then and of course the american side called that a victory. but that battle didn't mean much in the whole war.

check this side : http://www.lzxray.com

I'm glad that we can have different opinions of this. life would bee so boored if we all mean the same :D

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Post by Andy » 15 Apr 2003 01:37

The Thin Red Line was not too bad from what I can remember. That battle at the beginning was pretty well done. Saving Private Ryan started out good but fell apart at the end but it was still pretty good. The worst in my opinion is the Green Berets with John Wayne. I cannot believe that guy ever became famous. He is one of the worst actors I have ever seen, he plays the same character in every move!!!!!!!

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Post by Phil C » 15 Apr 2003 12:51

Worst War Movie, The Dirty Dozen, pretty much an enjoyable boys own romp till the ending, but it was really disturbing when the generals went down to the cellar during the air raid and the Dozen poured down petrol which is fine, and hand grenades which is also fine, but the generals had their wives and mistresses plus the staff of the chateau with them and they all died, so I suppose it was a forties equivelant of collatarol damage. Pretty nasty though and spoilt the movie for me.

Hell Is For Heroes is excellent one of Steve McQueens best films, Bob Newharts phone monologue is out of place thou in what is otherwise a very gritty, quite brutal war movie.

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Post by Madsen » 15 Apr 2003 13:54

Hey Andy. that is why John Wayne is famous :D . Its like James Bond, you know what you get. 8) Wayne was a movie hero, and people like my dad watch them just because he played in it. it's quite funne i think when i see a old film with The Duke(J.W). the first scene with him you know "that is the hero" :D
But another thing is that many of the films listed here are old films. they was intended for a public at present time. not today. in old films the hero die in a "pretty" way almost without blood. today's movies are much more realistic made. not always in story but in the actual scenes. you see moore blood and damage that you know is deadly.

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Post by Matthew » 16 Apr 2003 11:28

Well I have seen Kelly's Heroes a few more times since I posted that first post, and it has kind of grown on me. But it still is stupid beyond belief. Anyone ever seen Red Zone Cuba? The first half has something to do with the Bay of Pigs invasion, and the rest of the film is just the main characters walking around killing people for no reason. It is by far the worst movie of any genre I have ever seen.

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Post by Caldric » 16 Apr 2003 16:32

"We Were Soldiers" was a very accurate and correct war movie. Hell even Scott Smith liked it. That is saying a great deal too. 8O

Just look up the history of the battle and the people involved and then watch the movie. Is a very accurate movie about the US forces in Vietnam it also showed how the war would be fought. It also did justice to the NVA.

If Galahad is still around (Silver Star and I think 2 tours in Vietnam) he can tell you if it was accurate or not.

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Post by jsm » 17 Apr 2003 05:46

"Enemy at the Gates" was pretty bad however the book that it was loosley based on was brilliant (War of the Rats).

Pearl Harbour was pretty crap too. Too much American BS !!

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Post by Caldric » 17 Apr 2003 17:25

The thing with Pearl Harbor is the fact that it was a drama/semi-romance movie not a war movie. I liked the movie a great deal, thought it was very entertaining. Loved the battle scenes they were some of the best I have ever seen, maybe no accurate historically but I did not care was fun. Wish they would make a full movie about the Battle of Britian with those scenes. Would be fantastic.

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Post by Sgt. Reese » 18 Apr 2003 09:40

pearl Harbor: less BS and more story.

I could care less about a tender romance of 3 people, but then again we'd all be complaining if it had more action.

so my theroy is that it should have just been shorter.

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Post by War Cross » 25 Apr 2003 04:03

Thin red line is by far imo the worst of war movies...i just loved the brilliant camera work though, you know how they would film an owl sitting in a tree or some other scenic view randomly after sombody just gets iced! I mean jeez who wants to see an owl when this fellow the cameras been focused on for well,A WHILE,just gets flat out wasted by gunfire feh just terrible. As for Enemy at the Gates well despite its several inaccuracies i thought it was enjoyable as a movie the problem i had with it though is that i guess they felt like they glorified the german too much or somthing i mean heck he had a pretty darned good reason to be there avenging his son and all so they just decide heck we've written a script where the nazi's a good guy well just make em hang a kid that'll make him evil enough :x

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Post by Cory C » 27 Apr 2003 06:21

I didn't care much for Pearl Harbor. Nothing could have saved it from sucking. Not even a nude scene of Kate Beckinsale. Which I would have loved, by the way. :P
I kinda liked U-571, but I can't figure out what drugs the editors were on when they let it slide that Americans were responsible for getting the code machine!
Saving Private Ryan was OK.
I absolutely hated the movie (don't remember the title) where American OSS agents were in Berlin & arrived at 'the bunker' the classic "two minutes too late" to arrest Hitler before he commited suicide. 8O
If that isn't vomiting on history, I don't know what is.

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