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Cmdr. Cracken
03-16-2001, 11:13 PM
Thumbs up.

HISTORICAL ACCURACY: The Battle of Stalingrad. perhaps the turning point of the war. boy, was that city f***ed up.i've seen pictures of Stalingrad post Nazi occupation--> Soviet liberation, and it's accurate. Guns, tanks, even the "invasion" of the cty at the begining look pretty durn real. dunno if stoviet officers shoot the cowards, but it was good. another thing that bugged me was women in the Soviet Army. can anyone confirm this?

And yes, the guns, the dying, all "Saving Private Ryan" like. like in R/L , it's a slaughter of Russian and Germans alike, but more russian, since it's the begining of a long battle.....

PLOT: Pretty bang on stuff. It starts out with this young lad w/ his "father", and thier hunting. sniping. what? a wolf. bang. now, fast forward, september, 1942, the Battle of Stalingrad. this young lad, now grown up, and a soldier in the Soviet Army, is being forced into the city. as general chaos enuses, he manages to survive, and get behind the line, and snipes a high rank Nazi. from theer, his fame grows, and draws the attention of a decorated, and high ranking german sniper.

so, what does this all bog down to? Sniper war. know it, live it, loved it. add in intrigueing sub-plots and a few twists that I and you don't expect, it's great fun.

SMALL THINGS...: The accents were HORRIBLE! ENGLISH, yes, ENGLISH accents were used! yes, i can see you know knowing them, but they could have at least made an attempt! I'll give that young dude who portrays that lead a break, but Ed Harris, a veteran actor has no excuse for not attempting a decent German.

overall, a 9 outta 10. excellent movie, and historicaly accurate, but a few things are keeping it from getting a 10. like Saving Private Ryan did.... god that was good.

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Psycho Tycho
03-16-2001, 11:29 PM
I agree, Cracken. Did you know that the movie was based on a real story?

I know who wins the war.

I also want to see Exit Wounds. I hear it's a good movie.

Nute Gunray
03-16-2001, 11:55 PM
I'm waiting for Pearl Harbor.

Rogue 9
03-17-2001, 02:42 AM
I am going to see every war movie as soon as I can that is my recreational goal for the Year
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Admiral
03-17-2001, 03:04 AM
I know how it ends even though I didn't watch the movie yet.

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Darth Sceltor
03-17-2001, 04:13 AM
Has anyone else seen 13 Days?

Cmdr. Cracken
03-17-2001, 02:27 PM
I have. it was pretty good.

Psycho Tycho
03-17-2001, 04:18 PM
I haven't.

JR2000Z
03-17-2001, 04:21 PM
The last time I went to the theater whas when I saw The Patriot. That was a good movie.

milkshake
03-17-2001, 06:48 PM
Ya, I've seen the trailer to it.

Looks good http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Jem
03-17-2001, 07:50 PM
Originally posted by Rogue 9:
I am going to see every war movie as soon as I can that is my recreational goal for the Year
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check out "Patton" if you didn't see it... or is the title "George Patton"

Jabba The Hunt
03-17-2001, 08:15 PM
me = british me = not know what u talking about me = probably wont see film anyway me = dont want to see film me = couldnt be bothered to read review therefore me = wont see film

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Cmdr. Cracken
03-18-2001, 02:26 AM
but britian was in the War. and technically, from my P.O.V, if the Soviets haden't made that upset at stalingrad, the Germans woulda mowed right throught the morale-less Soviet army, and taken Russia, and won Europe after.

Rogue 9
03-18-2001, 03:00 AM
I have seen it many times Jem http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Originally posted by Jem:
check out "Patton" if you didn't see it... or is the title "George Patton"

Poor Bastard
03-18-2001, 04:23 PM
Originally posted by Jabba The Hunt:
me = british me = not know what u talking about me = probably wont see film anyway me = dont want to see film me = couldnt be bothered to read review therefore me = wont see film



You forgot to add that you = fag0t too.

Zargon
03-18-2001, 04:27 PM
laf

Darth Sceltor
03-18-2001, 04:30 PM
Cut him some slack, he's just forgetful.

milkshake
03-18-2001, 06:22 PM
Jabba is the man who will npot watch ANY scary movie, he's got the full 'Alien' saga at his house and he won't watch one of them.

Alien Ressurection is my favorite, Kewl movie http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Jem
03-18-2001, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by Rogue 9:
I have seen it many times Jem http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif


Yeah, that's one great movie...
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Zoom Rabbit
03-18-2001, 08:15 PM
Well, I'll see it!

When it's on videotape, that is. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Jem
03-18-2001, 08:24 PM
Zoom electric Rabbit, Rogue 9 and I are talking about Patton, not Stalingrad.

Ham Yoyo
03-19-2001, 01:44 AM
The last time I went to the theater was when I saw Episode 1. That was a good movie. I sit in front of my computer most of the time.

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Nute Gunray
03-19-2001, 02:03 AM
my brother and my dad saw EATG today and they said it wasn't bad but it wasn't all that great either.

Hans The Great
03-19-2001, 01:46 PM
Thanks for the review Cracken, I was debating whether or not to see that movie.