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Posted: 12/28/2005 5:01:21 PM EDT
I got it as a gift this Christmas, looks like the cast is pretty good (except for sean penn) anyways I have heard mixed comments about this movie.

So should I return it and get something else or watch it?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:02:12 PM EDT
Your saying you havnt seen it?

Please turn in your man card now.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:02:27 PM EDT
Sucks.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:02:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:03:40 PM EDT
I have never watched it due to the bad reviews it got here on the AR pages. Go trade it for Saints and Soldiers. Awesome movie.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:03:44 PM EDT
It's less a war movie than an art movie. If you like war movies but avoid art movies, you'll hate it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:03:46 PM EDT
vaguely remember seeing it many moons ago...
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:04:15 PM EDT
Yep, return it........I couldn't make it past the first 30mins. Worst war movie yet.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:04:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Your saying you havnt seen it?

Please turn in your man card now.



I disagree. It sucks very badly and should not be seen ever again.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:05:02 PM EDT
Oh well. I liked it alot.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:05:21 PM EDT
Sappy, artsy-fartsy, wanna-be-poetic look at WWII, taking place Guatalcanal.

I assume it was written by a Libtard.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:05:40 PM EDT
Second movie I ever used the remote to FF through all the boring scenes (which was 3/4 of the movie, btw).

Apocolypse Now was the first.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:06:37 PM EDT
Very, very boring. Whatever you do don't try to watch it while sleepy.z

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:08:56 PM EDT
I always refered to it as the

"Thick, boring movie"

John Wayne WW2 movies were far better and more entertaining, as well as factual.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:09:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By geezhound:
Sappy, artsy-fartsy, wanna-be-poetic look at WWII, taking place Guatalcanal.

I assume it was written by a Libtard.



It is poetic, very beautiful. But it has some major problems.

#1 Japanese are portrayed as crybabies. This goes against everything written about how the Japanese fought, and elicits unwarranted sympathy for them.

#2 The movie rambles like hell, there is little narrative or plot. It's the story of a guy who doesn't belong in the military thrown into a pretty brutal battle in a hellish place.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:11:36 PM EDT
I thought it sucked.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:14:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 5:15:21 PM EDT by NoVaGator]
it's a very good movie.

different than BHD, but as good in its own way, IMO

every war movie doesn't need to be the same
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:15:27 PM EDT
At about 150 hours into the movie I leaned over to my friend who was with me and asked if there was a church near by so I could go pry that the misery would end.

This movie is what they make you watch in hell.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:16:23 PM EDT
I liked it.

It was a very pretty war movie.

I liked those scenes of the grass and the sky are pretty and then a little bit later people are getting blown to hell.

Makes me think whenever I'm out somewhere enjoying the scenery, how it would be like if things started getting blown up.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 5:20:01 PM EDT
Very good movie.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:44:37 PM EDT
Movie was too long and as I recalled too boring. Lot of well known actors, but I just couldn't see John Travolta as a Brigadier General.

The best part of the movie is when Woody Harrelson blows his ass off with a hand grenade and starts screaming "I blew my ass off...".
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:46:00 PM EDT
I never finished it, it sucked
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:47:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ZULU NINER:
Movie was too long and as I recalled too boring. Lot of well known actors, but I just couldn't see John Travolta as a Brigadier General.



Me neither.



The best part of the movie is when Woody Harrelson blows his ass off with a hand grenade and starts screaming "I blew my ass off...".



I liked the landing and the assault and artilery barrage.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:47:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SGB:

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Sucks.



Yep


uh huh
oh BTW MOVIE FORUM
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:54:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:
Oh well. I liked it alot.



it was an artsy fag movie, you need to turn in your man car
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:59:27 PM EDT
Boring and shitty, return it
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:59:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4arc:
I thought it sucked.



Too bad they did'nt use live machinegun rounds when sean penn was running out in the open to save a wounded soldier.

Maybe if he would have caught a ricochet in the balls it would have given the movie some character.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:59:56 PM EDT
Never saw it due to an overabundance of bad reviews.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:11:16 PM EDT
Only war/action movie that my wife( who hates them) had to keep my from walking out of the theater while watching. Painfully boring for the most part. Since it was a gift I dont know, how often does the person who gave it to you come over and have they seen it?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:11:50 PM EDT
it really blew, only about 10 minutes of good stuff in that long POS
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:12:22 PM EDT
Crap.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:19:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 8mm:
At about 150 hours into the movie I leaned over to my friend who was with me and asked if there was a church near by so I could go pry that the misery would end.

This movie is what they make you watch in hell.


+1
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:24:50 PM EDT
Crap!
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:26:40 PM EDT
Crap.

Hella long also, they were stretching it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:32:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 7:34:13 PM EDT by hughjafj]
Worst piece of shit ever. The book is even worse.

All our fine young troops are fuckups, cowards, or psychos looking for glory because they are fucking insane. Written by an anti-war commie sympathiser.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:33:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 8:31:40 PM EDT by RangemasterP226]

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Second movie I ever used the remote to FF through all the boring scenes (which was 3/4 of the movie, btw).

Apocolypse Now was the first.



I wholeheartedly agree......Thin Red Line sucked on so many levels. On the other hand, I loved and still enjoy Apocolypse Now.........best helicopter attack scene EVER in ANY movie.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:34:58 PM EDT
I started to rout for the Japanese. I wanted it to END!!!!
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:35:07 PM EDT
Very exciting movie...

Return it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:35:59 PM EDT
Its Libtard-Ghey Crap. There is a "Whitey" makes other cultures turn violent message. This message is made clear if you watch the movie on MUTE. I watch with no sound to see if I'm being brainwashed in a movie.... Sometime I'm not sure.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:36:03 PM EDT
The IMDB "good" comments are done by artsy shitheads
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:42:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 7:42:50 PM EDT by cyrax777]
exchange it for The Great Raid.


edit to correct title.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:51:39 PM EDT
they took a pretty good James Jones novel and destroyed it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:55:18 PM EDT
I actually liked it.

The soundtrack kicks ass too.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:57:57 PM EDT




One of the worst war movies i have ever seen.



Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:05:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mpearcex:
Go trade it for Saints and Soldiers. Awesome movie.





That Mormon movie was one of the worst movies I have ever laid eyes on... garbage. Thin Red Line is a unique perspective on life, love and war... if you are looking for Saving Private Ryan or Full Metal Jacket, don't bother watching it. If you think there is more to war than shooting and killing... it's a great film.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:22:43 PM EDT
I liked it.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:29:41 PM EDT
I would retun it after you watch it . J.K. If you want a real true story documentory, the kind that sticks you in the gut, Charlie Mopic Co. is one of the ones that will give a little of reality of what war is really like and thank GOD most never have to experience it. IMHO.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:34:31 PM EDT
Hehe. It seems to me that the guys who say "It sucks" are the types who have to have Ah-Nuld spraying-n-praying in every scene. Without the "flash-bang" similar to what is seen in the movie "Commando", or "Heat", or ""Ronin", a movie must "suck".

I for one thought "The Thin Red Line" was brilliant. It is long, very in dpth, and not for the guys who cant pay attention and soak it all in. The combat scenes are awesome, and rival the "Band of Brothers". The guts of the movie, the "down time" between the combat scenes are loooong and dense. Read the book, too.

Keep it. Watch it. If you dont like it, then pawn it off. Seel it to me. I dont have the movie yet. I'll buy it from you.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:40:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JRBL1A1:
Hehe. It seems to me that the guys who say "It sucks" are the types who have to have Ah-Nuld spraying-n-praying in every scene. Without the "flash-bang" similar to what is seen in the movie "Commando", or "Heat", or ""Ronin", a movie must "suck".




+1 90 percent of the members here fall into this category
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:42:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JRBL1A1:
The combat scenes are awesome



The scene where they take the Jap bunkers on the hill is worth the price of the movie.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:12:01 AM EDT
Isn't this a Sean Penn movie?
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