Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 2/20/2006 4:59:39 PM EDT
I've seen it at wal-mart and was wondering if it was good. It's the _______war movie with colin farrell.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:09:20 PM EDT
I bought it since it was only five bucks. For five bucks it wasn't bad. I would have been a bit peeved if I had payed more than seven bucks for it, though.

It's not really a war movie, however. It lionizes this guy (Farrell) who purposely screws up constantly to try and get himself discharged during training for the Vietnam war. There's little action, except in training, and we never see Vietnam itself.

I'm willing to bet that most on this board who've seen it, hated it.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:13:21 PM EDT
It was ok. Not alot of live action but still a good movie.....Eh Bozz
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:44:28 PM EDT
Thanks for the info. I think I'll pass.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:48:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:51:52 PM EDT
no
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:58:03 PM EDT
If you watch it, you will lose 10 IQ points.

Avoid Tigerland.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:04:51 PM EDT
wise ass shitbird beats the system at bootcamp
pretty crappy movie
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:34:53 AM EDT
I rented it. I was unimpressed.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 10:36:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:29:31 PM EDT
Rent it, but I wouldn't buy it.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:13:32 PM EDT
i didn't think it was that great....
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 6:23:24 PM EDT
It is NOT a war movie, but a well done film IMO. It is basically about a reluctant soldier who is a natural leader and his experiences in boot camp.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 7:19:57 PM EDT
I thought it sucked.

I think you can get Platoon for $5 now, get it instead. Much better movie.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:25:42 PM EDT
Voice of dissent here. I think its a great film, and proves that Colin Farrel can act, very well in this case. Worth the five bucks, and if you don't like it, its walmart, you can return it.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:21:55 AM EDT
It's decent. If you go into it knowing it's NOT a war film, you'll like it better.
Link Posted: 3/3/2006 6:40:47 AM EDT
I bought it because it was in the bargain bin, biggest piece of shit I have ever seen... Colin Ferrel is a douche for being a part of it
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:09:06 PM EDT
it wasn't really boot camp though was it, I thought they were in some intensive training before being shipped to vietnam?
But that said I enjoyed it enough, not a war movie but not everything is.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 9:31:12 PM EDT
Most of the replies here only say "it sucked". No one can come up with some actual criticism. I think these people prefer mindless shooting to good story and plot. I for one thought it was a good movie. Like I said, good story and plot and you sympathize with the characters.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 4:51:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Taurus92AF:
I think these people prefer mindless shooting to good story and plot.



You got it. Some of the same people who think "A History of Violence" sucked, will think "The Replacement Killers" was a classic.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 11:39:56 AM EDT
Okay. I thought it sucked because Colin Farrell was(is) a shitty actor. I didn't find the story or characters engaging at all. It's not a war movie, it's a coming of age story with guns. A lame one at that.
Top Top