War doesn’t seem half bad in director Charles Walters’ satirical gem about the Navy public relations department, which is spending World War II far from the shooting on a tiny island in the South Pacific.
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This movie's kind of like a bunch of episodes of M*A*S*H rolled into a movie. It's doesn't always structure its different stories well, but it's a pretty easy movie to get into. It's not great but it's likable, safe, and funny. I first found out about it in the making of Jaws documentary in which Spielberg explained he wanted to incorporate this movie into a scene that ultimately didn't make it into the film.