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Band of Brothers... ruined my life

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by twoblink, May 27, 2004.

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  1. twoblink

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    So I just finished watching "Windtalkers"... in 35 minutes..:rolleyes:

    Watched it all in fast forward.. My gf fell asleep watching it..

    Band of Brothers ruined my life!! :banghead: :cuss:

    It was done so well that now, any other war movie I watch, looks like it came out of the wrong end of a dog... My gf watched Windtalkers, and her comment was "You never knew what a sorry piece of #@$@#!($* Windtalkers was unless you watched Band of Brothers.."

    Great.. now she won't let me rent another war movie because they all suck comparitively:cuss:

    When's Band of Brothers Pacific coming out??

    Now she says "Rent it only if it's as good or better than Band of Brothers.." :uhoh: :eek: :banghead:
     
  2. PATH

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    "We Were Soldiers Once and Young"

    "Blackhawk Down"

    I thought both were fairly well done! "Saving Private Ryan" was also pretty good. Try them with your gf.
     
  3. Ktulu

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    You're going to extremes there twoblink. Windtalkers = Absolutely horrible and Band of Brothers = Arguably the best thing ever to grace a television.
     
  4. mpthole

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    What Path said.
     
  5. Gus Dddysgrl

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    LOVED BLACK HAWK DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it was very well done. I have yet to see Band of Brothers or Saving Private Ryan, but heard I would like them since I liked Black Hawk Down. Haven't seen Windtalkers, but will soon when I can get Jon to sit down and watch it with me.

    You have a good girl if she likes movies like that. Is one who also likes chic flicks or just good war movies?
     
  6. HankB

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    I made a videotape having both "We Were Soldiers" and "Blackhawk Down" on it.

    I loaned it to a buddy of mine whose GF absolutely insisted he watch some really, really bad "Chick Flicks" with her, and agreed that he could pick the next video . . . perfect! :D

    And though it wasn't as historically accurate as some people think, "Enemy at the Gates" wasn't too bad, either.
     
  7. twoblink

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    I would have asked for a refund had I actually paid to rent Windtalkers..

    Let's see...

    Me with my Thompson, I'll stand up in a drunken stooper... and stumble around, manage to kill about 500 japs in the process, and btw, ny Navajo windtalker can't shoot someone, but I kill his best friend and now he doesn't take orders during a war and I'm ok with that...:rolleyes: :barf:

    Ain't my gf cool?? her email address is "TacticalJanie".. tell me I didn't steal Skunk's dream woman...:neener:

    Don't bother watching Windtalkers, you'll waste an hour and a half (or in my case, 35 minutes) of your life and you'll never get it back.. Try something less torturous... like pulling your fingernails out..

    I've seen Black Hawk Down (just one hour right?)
    I've seen When we were Soldiers.. Mel was pretty good.
    Haven't seen Saving Private Ryan yet... on my hitlist.
     
  8. WhiteKnight

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    That is the understatement of the year.
     
  9. Soap

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    BoB was indeed great, but Windtalkers was just a horrible excuse for a movie.
     
  10. bukijin

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    While we're talking war movies, I'd like to recommend 'Gallipoli' by Peter Weir (1981) to those who haven't seen it. Watched it again tonight - especially appeals to those of us who love Lee Enfields.
     
  11. Daniel T

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    I tried to get past the first combat scene in Windtalkers. Absolute crap. Turned it off and regretted that I had actually bought it. Maybe it was only $9.99, but it was still a waste of cash.
     
  12. Oleg Volk

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    Dark Blue World -- great aerial combat scenes, good plot
    Memphis Belle -- weaker but watchable
    Cross of Iron -- different from the book but equally good

    Pearl Harbor -- horrid in every way
    When Bugles Fade -- also pretty bad
     
  13. Lagadelphia

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    Was Cross of Iron an Eastern Front movie? I know there was movie set on the Eastern Front that was really good.
     
  14. zaijian

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    There's a BoB Pacific coming out??
     
  15. twoblink

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    Pearl Harbor.. finished that movie in 40 minutes as well :rolleyes:

    Anything with Ben Afflick.. just say no..
     
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    Was "We Were Soldiers . . ." really that good? I watched it once and was unimpressed. Loved BoB. Guess I will re-watch and see if I keep the DVD or trade it for "The Patriot"
     
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    Apocalypse Now Redux
     
  18. Ktulu

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    To add to Oleg's list:

    Good War Movies:

    Lawrence of Arabia
    Platoon
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Apocalypse Now
    The Great Escape
    Patton
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Deer Hunter
    Glory


    Ok War Movies:

    The Pianist
    From Here to Eternity
    The Patriot
    The English Patient


    Bad War Movies:

    Battle of the Bulge
    The Thin Red Line
    Gods and Generals


    The Worst War Movies:

    Windtalkers
    U571


    War Movies I want to see (steer me in the right direction here guys):

    Paths of Glory
    Cross of Iron
    Das Boot
    Breaker Morant


    EDIT: Oleg, I think it's "When Trumpets Fade"
     
  19. Lone Star

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    "Battle of Britain" is VERY good, and has an absolutely stellar cast. They're all British or German (okay, Christopher Plummer is Canadian, I think), so those who can't enjoy movies without strong American casting may be uneasy with it. The rest will love it, especially those who like WW II aircraft. See if you can spot the scenes when later Spitfires were substituted for Mk. I and II models. I distinctly recall the double radiators under the wings of a Mk. IX as it rolled and another was flown by Plummer's character as he trained a new pilot to watch for him coming from out of the sun. The HE-111's and Bf-109's were obtained from the Spanish AF and have Merlin engines in lieu of the original German powerplants.

    "Zulu" is good, and runs often on cable TV. Ditto, "A Bridge Too Far" and, "Patton".

    I agree that, "We Were Soldiers" is excellent, and the matter was handled respectfully, even reverently at times, especially for Hollywood. I cried as they ran the scenes of the portion of the Wall with the names of the actual dead of the 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) who were portrayed in the film. The credits roll to music entirely dignified and appropriate: the West Point Glee Club singing, "In the Mansions of the Lord" and excerpts from the old Scots ballad, "Sgt. Randall".

    If you get the DVD with the option to hear the director discuss the film, watch it. It is obviously the testimony of a worthy man, impressed with the solemnity and patriotism inherent in his task.

    "Band of Brothers", however, may indeed be the best war film yet.

    Lone Star
     
  20. Oleg Volk

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    Breaker Morant is great. So is Lawrence of Arabia, if you don't mind Turks armed with 1919 Brownings. Cross of Iron is Eastern front. The book is worth reading, bu tthe movie is excellent.
     
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    Ktulu: I have about 99% of those movies reviewed on my website. Here is my review of CROSS OF IRON

    Once you get there, type in the name of another film in the search box and you will see the review for that. Cross of Iron is super, imho. HTH
     
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    I think the part that I hated most on Windtalkers, is when they steal the
    radio from the Japanes! Thats when I started beating my head on the
    coffee table.

    Abenaki
     
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    OMG why did you have to mention Gods and Generals AND Windtalkers in the same thread:barf: :barf:
     
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    Big Red One with Lee Marvin, Mark Hammil
     
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