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Posted: 12/23/2011 4:55:55 PM EDT
So I've been looking at the commercials for this upcoming movie "War Horse", and I think I might actually go see it. I haven't gone to the movies very much at all for the past 10 years or so because I'm sick of the liberal BS that permeates Hollywood these days. Even Romero fucked up his last zombie training films with the liberal BS...

So what do you think? Will it disappoint?

Thoughts?
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 4:56:53 PM EDT
it a horse movie with some ww1 in it
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 4:56:56 PM EDT
Spielberg..............
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 4:57:57 PM EDT
I saw it last week (a special showing for a fundraiser) and it was VERY good.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 4:58:49 PM EDT
Don't know much about it.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:00:26 PM EDT
A movie about a heroic animal just in time for Christmas... Sorry, I'm a little jaded.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:03:53 PM EDT
Spoilers: It dies.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:04:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2011 5:08:30 PM EDT by flash556]
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi125476377/
I'll see it.....nothing like a cavalry charge........
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:05:39 PM EDT
That movie looks absolutely retarded.



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Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:05:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cypher15:
it a horse movie with some ww1 in it

Yeah, I'm expecting a bunch of sappy shit.

I actually like horses, but who needs another sappy horse movie?
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:06:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AzSteven:
I saw it last week (a special showing for a fundraiser) and it was VERY good.

wait, what?


I DON'T BELIEVE YOU!!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:06:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DRhodes:
Spoilers: It dies.

Thanks for ruining it, YOU DICK!
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:10:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By DRhodes:
Spoilers: It dies.

Thanks for ruining it, YOU DICK!


Expand the time line enough and that's always the conclusion.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:11:45 PM EDT
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:13:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sawblade02:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By DRhodes:
Spoilers: It dies.

Thanks for ruining it, YOU DICK!


Expand the time line enough and that's always the conclusion.


Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:13:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

I know.

I would really enjoy some BoB type film set in WWI.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:15:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:19:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

I know.

I would really enjoy some BoB type film set in WWI.

Hell...an updated version of Sgt York would be pretty awesome....

But we get a movie about a kid that raises a horse, horse gets conscripted into the cavalry, he gets conscripted into the infantry and all that entails...woo.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:25:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AzSteven:
I saw it last week (a special showing for a fundraiser) and it was VERY good.


Can you tell us why you think it was very good?

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Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:25:53 PM EDT
Remember the movie "Pearl Harbor"? It was a love story with some war scenes in it. "War Horse" will be a horse story with some war scenes in it.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:26:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By flash556:
Spielberg..............


Yay! Global Warming plus a horse!
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:29:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Willmar:
Remember the movie "Pearl Harbor"? It was a love story with some war scenes in it. "War Horse" will be a horse story with some war scenes in it.

Pearl Harbor was still cool though... but not as cool as it could have been!

Memphis Belle, Red Baron, they seem to screw up every movie with this pandering love story shit.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:30:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Willmar:
Remember the movie "Pearl Harbor"? It was a love story with some war scenes in it. "War Horse" will be a horse story with some war scenes in it.

Pearl Harbor was still cool though... but not as cool as it could have been!

Memphis Belle, Red Baron, they seem to screw up every movie with this pandering love story shit.


They have to give women reasons to go to the movie.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:31:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?


Well, in fairness, equestrian casualties were probably pretty high, and they didn't even start it.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:31:14 PM EDT
Does the horse help kill the enemy? Then it is a good horse.

Seriously the trailers look good, at least the horse looks bad ass.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:32:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Willmar:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Willmar:
Remember the movie "Pearl Harbor"? It was a love story with some war scenes in it. "War Horse" will be a horse story with some war scenes in it.

Pearl Harbor was still cool though... but not as cool as it could have been!

Memphis Belle, Red Baron, they seem to screw up every movie with this pandering love story shit.


They have to give women reasons to go to the movie.

Bullshit.

If women belonged at movies, God would have put movies in the kitchen.


Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:34:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2011 5:35:37 PM EDT by FightingHellfish]
Originally Posted By robplumm:

Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

I know.

I would really enjoy some BoB type film set in WWI.

Hell...an updated version of Sgt York would be pretty awesome....

But we get a movie about a kid that raises a horse, horse gets conscripted into the cavalry, he gets conscripted into the infantry and all that entails...woo.


An "updated" Sergeant York would be all about how he was forced to compromise his pacifism, followed by about an hour on racism in the segregated US Army, and concluding with how the end of the war imposed US imperialism on peace-loving brown people around the world, despite Wilson's hypocrisy.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:36:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?


Well, in fairness, equestrian casualties were probably pretty high, and they didn't even start it.


an excellent point.
I retract my objection.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:37:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
Originally Posted By robplumm:

Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

I know.

I would really enjoy some BoB type film set in WWI.

Hell...an updated version of Sgt York would be pretty awesome....

But we get a movie about a kid that raises a horse, horse gets conscripted into the cavalry, he gets conscripted into the infantry and all that entails...woo.


An "updated" Sergeant York would be all about how he was forced to compromise his pacifism, followed by about an hour on racism in the segregated US Army, and concluding with how the end of the war imposed US imperialism on peace-loving brown people around the world, despite Wilson's hypocrisy.
Probably sadly true...

Here I was thinking more along the lines of the action scenes would be much better....you're probably more on track with what would really happen...

Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:38:25 PM EDT
If you want to see a good war movie with horses in it, see "The Lighthorsemen".
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:38:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:43:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
Originally Posted By robplumm:

Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

I know.

I would really enjoy some BoB type film set in WWI.

Hell...an updated version of Sgt York would be pretty awesome....

But we get a movie about a kid that raises a horse, horse gets conscripted into the cavalry, he gets conscripted into the infantry and all that entails...woo.


An "updated" Sergeant York would be all about how he was forced to compromise his pacifism, followed by about an hour on racism in the segregated US Army, and concluding with how the end of the war imposed US imperialism on peace-loving brown people around the world, despite Wilson's hypocrisy.

You forgot the 80mins of love story
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:51:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By bnz42:
If you want to see a good war movie with horses in it, see "The Lighthorsemen".


Excellent movie, saw it several times over the years.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:52:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Willmar:
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By Willmar:
Remember the movie "Pearl Harbor"? It was a love story with some war scenes in it. "War Horse" will be a horse story with some war scenes in it.

Pearl Harbor was still cool though... but not as cool as it could have been!

Memphis Belle, Red Baron, they seem to screw up every movie with this pandering love story shit.


They have to give women reasons to go to the movie.

Bullshit.

If women belonged at movies, God would have put movies in the kitchen.




this man makes a strong point.

Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:56:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cypher15:
it a horse movie with some ww1 in it


I want to see it just because my G-Grandpa ( <––––––––- )was a cavalryman in WWI.
But I am prepared for it to be horrible, and for the cav guys actually to be the bad guys since they are mistreating the animals and the hero tries to save his horse.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 5:58:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

It's not really interesting or entertaining watching the daily life of men living in muddy and water filed Trenches living a miserable life.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 6:00:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

It's not really interesting or entertaining watching the daily life of men living in muddy and water filed Trenches living a miserable life.

+1
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 6:01:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

It's not really interesting or entertaining watching the daily life of men living in muddy and water filed Trenches living a miserable life.


I guess not.

The trenches were truly horrible, as was the war itself for the men involved. unlike WWII, the military took the brunt of the horrors of WWI. Guess thats why we don't have a bunch of stories about.

AT times its hard to fault the french the pacifism of WWII when you think about what they went through in WWI
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 6:13:25 PM EDT
So many folks complaining about it before they even give it a chance.

It may suck, it may be good. I'm going to go see it for myself before I pass judgement.


Link Posted: 12/23/2011 6:32:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By thunderw21:
I'm going to go see it for myself before I pass judgement.




What the hell are you doing in GD?!?!



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Link Posted: 12/23/2011 6:35:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
Originally Posted By FightingHellfish:
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?


Well, in fairness, equestrian casualties were probably pretty high, and they didn't even start it.


an excellent point.
I retract my objection.


Now that's some strategic thinking.

I'd love to see a real WWI movie free of sappy love or horse stories.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 6:41:22 PM EDT
If the horse dies in the end I won't see it.
I don't like movies with sappy endings but I also don't want to pay for something that's going to make me feel like crap.

I have a copy of "Collier's Photographic History of the European War" It was made before the war ended.
No mans land littered withe skeletons. One picture shows the photographer falling dead from a shell impact.
Brutal war. My great Uncle died years after as a result of German Mustard gas
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 7:21:12 PM EDT
I'm going to get dragged out by my family. So I hope its good.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 7:28:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?



This was my thought, I guess Belleau Wood wasn't interesting enough

Link Posted: 12/23/2011 7:32:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

It's not really interesting or entertaining watching the daily life of men living in muddy and water filed Trenches living a miserable life.

Well, I disagree. I'd be very interested in a film centered on trench warfare.

Though you're right, it wouldn't "entertain"... it's not Indiana Jones or Transformers.

It would necessarily be a very brutal movie, but there must be hundreds of good stories to tell, that would make it worthwhile.


Link Posted: 12/23/2011 7:33:16 PM EDT
Meh, pass.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 7:36:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DangerJ:
That movie looks absolutely retarded.



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Nailed it.

Link Posted: 12/23/2011 7:48:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gonzo_beyondo:

Originally Posted By ArmyInfantryVet:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
millions of men die in WWI and we choose a movie about an animal?

really?

It's not really interesting or entertaining watching the daily life of men living in muddy and water filed Trenches living a miserable life.

Well, I disagree. I'd be very interested in a film centered on trench warfare.

Though you're right, it wouldn't "entertain"... it's not Indiana Jones or Transformers.

It would necessarily be a very brutal movie, but there must be hundreds of good stories to tell, that would make it worthwhile.




no reason for it to be brutal.

trench life was largely miserable, not necessarily brutal.

All Quiet on the Western Front is a good example of story telling of this period.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 7:59:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2011 8:02:28 PM EDT by callgood]
Originally Posted By DRhodes:
Spoilers: It dies.

Crossed the French lines and was et.


Originally Posted By DangerJ:
That movie looks absolutely retarded.

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Link Posted: 12/23/2011 8:03:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Moose:
Originally Posted By AzSteven:
I saw it last week (a special showing for a fundraiser) and it was VERY good.


Can you tell us why you think it was very good?

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Well, I was approaching the film from a military history standpoint, and while some of the 'big picture' action was compressed and dramatized a bit much, the movie did a really good job portraying WW1 British cavalry and WW1 German artillery forces - uniforms and gear seemed to be quite well done, and the tactics/manual of arms demonstrated in teh film seemed to fit with the various drill books I have read over the years from that period.

Without trying to spoil anything, I can definitely say this is not a documentary about WW1. The story is MELODRAMA on steroids, and extremely good at tugging the heartstrings about how the horses deal with war, and how they are treated by various troops - some of that was borderline manipulative I thought, but I went in knowing that was likely to happen so I was prepared to get past that. There were some people at this fundraiser that had to get up and leave at a certain point of the film - the fundraiser was for an animal rescue group, so that might give you an idea of the audience and what was going on without me tossing out spoilers.

But for me, the visuals, the attention to detail and the soundtrack made the film a very good film. I am not sure I would take a young child to this film (under 14), especially children who are very much into horses or animals, without you first seeing the film without the child to get an idea of its appropriateness.
Link Posted: 12/23/2011 8:09:36 PM EDT
pass
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