mi sembrava di essere in un videogioco o di indossare un oculus. i film di guerra mi fanno cagare. bello e tutto ciò che è, è voluto così... parlo delle musicacce sdolcinate, la banalità, il patriottismo volgarotto e stupido... non è nemmeno una denuncia, è l'ennesima (e per fortuna) porzione di contemporaneità affettata dal mondo e stampata su pellicola
It's the same film, again and again. US soldiers come back home, can't cope with their family or nation's expectations, recall their war days and get depressed. I can understand that war is a trauma for these boys coming from a land where they had everything but enough is enough. I can't figure out how this film made it into the 'Cahiers du Cinéma' top 10 list. Almost instant crap.
Sometimes there's good things in bad movies. Like Joe Alwyn. He knocked it out of the park. It's just that the plot is littered with gag-inducing tropes. For me the best scene was when he's talking to the cheerleader, and he realizes she loves the idea of him, rather than him as a person. She could have saved his life.
There's something inherently bizarre and yet so very American about the transition between the flashbacks of the war scene and the entire Destiny's Child performance. The film constantly felt a bit off... the PTSD was a bit heavy-handed and there were terrible supporting actors/characters (Vin Diesel, the cheerleader, Steve Martin...), while others (Billy's family, the soldiers) were basically ignored. Shame.
Something something good intentions. That goes both for the display of American troops during hermetically sealed sports events to make the audience feel good about themselves, and to the Hollywood contingent that thinks 'Oh, how awful, we must do a movie about this'."Billy, Don't be a Hero" or "Billy, You're a Hero". And Steve Martin in the thinly disguised Jerry Jones role? No. Ang Lee dropped the ball here. Avoid.
You get pretty quickly the idea and i have nothing against this script. The soldiers presented as a product precisely like any other add. And the ridiculous big show, it is all Guy Debord again. But why Ang Lee tells us this story with all the good old tricks ? Tears, heavy music, flashback in the end of all the emotional scenes : more than counter productive, it destroys the all project. Where is the distance ?
(1080p 3D 24fps) Solid exercise on the fakeness of cinema, the realities of "the war on terror" and the spectacle woven around it. Everything looks realistically fake: there's a fake Beyoncé; the 3D is excruciatingly crisp; the high frame rate (that the BluRay transfer won't allow you to experience) makes for an uncinematic fluidity of movement. More relevant than it's considered to be as a conceptual parody.
"Just a normal day in America" !!! <3. A masterpiece! I hate so much America, (foreign) politics and popular culture, that such a brilliant and smart and fine critics of war, entertainment, stupid patriotism, fat texans etc etc, i couldn't not love it! And i've never imagined to be touched by Vin Diesel one day, good job Master Lee!