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The Great Raid

Postby Lord Voldemoo on Mon Aug 08, 2005 3:57 pm

Story about a raid in 1945 in the Phillipines by a Ranger Batallion attempting to liberate American POWs from the Japanese. Ben Bratt and Joseph Fiennes star. This comes out on Friday. I love war movies when they are good and detest them when they are bad. I have a co-worker whose dad was one of those POWs saved, so I'd like to go see the movie, but I'd also heard that somehow a love story has been crammed in, so I've got some Pearl Harbor-anxiety. Has anyone seen an advance screening of this, or heard anything??
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:07 pm

Donna worry, the love story, she between Ben Bratt anna Joe Fienees. It's a gonna be totally different than a the Pearl Harbor!
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Postby MasterWhedon on Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:08 pm

I know it's been in the can for something like a year now and its release has been pushed around. Can't speak to the quality, but I really like John Dahl as a filmmaker. I love Rounders and found Joy Ride to be a surprisingly effective, scary-as-hell thriller. I'll probably wait to Netflix this one tough.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:09 pm

I'd heard that it was initially slated for 2004 too, but I'm hoping that the delay may have been more due to the Miramax/Weinstein pissing match than due to the quality of the film. I'll probably go see it, but maybe a matinee.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:12 pm

Kill Me Again, Red Rock West, The Last Seduction...after that...well, um...
Personally, I'm an atheist in the voting booth and a theist in the movie theatre. I separate the morality of religion with the spirituality and solace of it. There is something boring about atheism.
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Postby WinslowLeach on Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:41 pm

Any movie with Benjamin Bratt is worth waiting for the cable premiere!
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Postby MasterWhedon on Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:05 pm

Check out this interview Ebert does with Dahl. He seemed to enjoy the movie, though the full review won't be up until Friday:http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050807/PEOPLE/50808001
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Postby Rav on Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:39 pm

I watched it this weekend at the open-sneak. It was a very bland war movie. though don't get me wrong, i'm a sucker for just about any man-on-a-mission war movie. it was just very flat. Nothing goes wrong ever in the movie, it's a movie on the most "successful" raid ever. A few things occur in the end, but it feels really forced and test screened like mad. I was hoping for much more from dahl's biggest budgeter yet (70+ million). I hope it doesnt keep him from being able to get financing again, just hope he'll rewrite the script a few more times. It made me really wish to see a john milius version of the movie or something.
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