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Posted: 8/6/2005 9:14:30 PM EDT
Tonite, my girlfriend and I saw "The Great Raid". I'm not really a man of words, so I'm going to make this short. The movie started off with a brief introduction about all of the POW's and how they ended up in the Philippines. It wasn't a big hollywood shoot 'em up movie. It was more of a military strategy movie. I'd recommend it to anyone with a couple of hours to burn. The "bad" side of the movie is now I want to order an M1 Garand from the CMP
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 9:38:28 PM EDT
thanks i might have to check it out
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 9:41:37 PM EDT
The big, fiery explosions I see in the advertisements tell me everything I need to know about this movie.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 9:44:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:
Tonite, my girlfriend and I saw "The Great Raid". I'm not really a man of words, so I'm going to make this short. The movie started off with a brief introduction about all of the POW's and how they ended up in the Philippines. It wasn't a big hollywood shoot 'em up movie. It was more of a military strategy movie. I'd recommend it to anyone with a couple of hours to burn. The "bad" side of the movie is now I want to order an M1 Garand from the CMP



The commercial was on about 20 minutes ago and I yelled "HEY HON! LOOK THERES AN M1 GARAND!!! COOL HUH???"

She was like:
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:13:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:
Tonite, my girlfriend and I saw "The Great Raid". I'm not really a man of words, so I'm going to make this short. The movie started off with a brief introduction about all of the POW's and how they ended up in the Philippines. It wasn't a big hollywood shoot 'em up movie. It was more of a military strategy movie. I'd recommend it to anyone with a couple of hours to burn. The "bad" side of the movie is now I want to order an M1 Garand from the CMP



The commercial was on about 20 minutes ago and I yelled "HEY HON! LOOK THERES AN M1 GARAND!!! COOL HUH???"

She was like:



Every time the 1919a4 showed up I'd squeeze my girlfriends leg and she would say " I KNOW ALREADY YOU HAVE THAT IN THE BASEMENT!"
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:15:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:
Tonite, my girlfriend and I saw "The Great Raid". I'm not really a man of words, so I'm going to make this short. The movie started off with a brief introduction about all of the POW's and how they ended up in the Philippines. It wasn't a big hollywood shoot 'em up movie. It was more of a military strategy movie. I'd recommend it to anyone with a couple of hours to burn. The "bad" side of the movie is now I want to order an M1 Garand from the CMP



The commercial was on about 20 minutes ago and I yelled "HEY HON! LOOK THERES AN M1 GARAND!!! COOL HUH???"

She was like:




The "Look"

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 10:35:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Blue84S10:
Tonite, my girlfriend and I saw "The Great Raid". I'm not really a man of words, so I'm going to make this short. The movie started off with a brief introduction about all of the POW's and how they ended up in the Philippines. It wasn't a big hollywood shoot 'em up movie. It was more of a military strategy movie. I'd recommend it to anyone with a couple of hours to burn. The "bad" side of the movie is now I want to order an M1 Garand from the CMP



The commercial was on about 20 minutes ago and I yelled "HEY HON! LOOK THERES AN M1 GARAND!!! COOL HUH???"

She was like:





The "Look"





Yeah. [sigh] Get it all the time.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 11:22:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
The big, fiery explosions I see in the advertisements tell me everything I need to know about this movie.



I also saw the movie tonight, the only big fiery explosion I remember is when they blew up the fuel dump.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 7:24:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Vulch:

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
The big, fiery explosions I see in the advertisements tell me everything I need to know about this movie.



I also saw the movie tonight, the only big fiery explosion I remember is when they blew up the fuel dump.



There were some big explosions when the guerillas opened up on the Japs down the road.

Great movie.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 7:40:35 AM EDT
Hmmm....I may have to see this movie this weekend. I've seen a few POW-type movies, so I'm looking forward to this one as well. I remember watching "Three Came Home" when I was 9--great Claudette Colbert movie.

And anytime a Garand is featured prominently, I'm there!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 8:13:17 AM EDT
If you want to see some excellent Garand work, checkout "Warkill" 1968. Warning: DO NOT hold your Garand during this movie! You may not be able to control yourself!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:13:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:

Originally Posted By Vulch:

Originally Posted By MonkTx:
The big, fiery explosions I see in the advertisements tell me everything I need to know about this movie.



I also saw the movie tonight, the only big fiery explosion I remember is when they blew up the fuel dump.



There were some big explosions when the guerillas opened up on the Japs Japanese down the road.

Great movie.



Im going to see it Sunday
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:21:26 PM EDT
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385495641/103-0250080-2120615?v=glance

The book, Ghost Soldiers, for those who like to read. A recent best seller.

It seems like the movie held closely to the story and the book.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:25:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:34:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 12:46:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
Don't forget about the movie forum.
Movie Forum



Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:19:19 PM EDT
god, i thought this movie sucked...the raid itself was accurate as hell but 2hrs to see a good 15min???

one thing...real life sure ain't as purty as hollyweird, is it??? utinski didn't look like that hot blonde in the flick and it definitely explained why she was able to operate so well in their midst...
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:39:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 2:45:25 PM EDT by Beefypeanut]
Does it show poeple bieng tortured? I can't stand that stuff if its nasty
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 9:24:19 PM EDT
I found out it won't be showing here
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 8:40:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Beefypeanut:
Does it show poeple bieng tortured? I can't stand that stuff if its nasty


no torture other than having to watch it. i guess about the worst parts were the murder of pows in the beginning when they were herded into air raid shelters and burned alive. then there was the execution of 10 pows when one of them tried to escape. they were shot in the neck one by one by the japanese secret police army (did they actually exist?).
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:46:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Enigma102083:
I found out it won't be showing here

And the nearest place I can see it is around an hours drive for me.

And I am going to wait through how many commercials first before the trailers start?

I may have to wait for either DVD or satellite.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:37:17 PM EDT
Great Raid ROCKED.

It is added to my Must Own list.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:32:31 PM EDT
My wife and I saw it today. She was kinda bored at first and said that she'd wished that we'd saw "Transporter 2" instead (they were showing at the same time). But she quickly livened up, and we both enjoyed it. It reminds me of a movie I saw years ago called "Stalag 17".

I give it a thumbs up.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 2:46:53 PM EDT
This is more along the lines of 'Band of Brothers' or 'Gettysburg' than 'Windtalkers' - it's a military-history drama geared towards what Hollywood would consider realisim...

Due to my present location, I kept being reminded of stuff from OCS classes while watching...
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