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Nickdfresh
08-25-2009, 06:35 PM
Well, has anyone seen this yet? It's getting slightly mixed, but mostly positive, reviews....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOMKloOEKcU

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VonWeyer
08-26-2009, 02:16 AM
I must be honest that this one doesn't do it for me.
It looks very over dramatised.
I prefer films that stick more to reality.

herman2
08-26-2009, 08:41 AM
What a really stupid movie. Very Cheaply made and Brad Pitt hardly stars in the movie. The only exciting part in the whole dam movie was when Dr.Goebbels was humping his French Interpreter. It is not only boring , it is lacking of action. The part where the guy wacks the German soldier in the head with a baseball bat and then lauging about it, was sick and malicious. I heard people in the Cinema talking how Germans and Nazi’s are deserving of this type of cruel treatment. I walked out before the ending and I really don’t see what all the hype is about with this movie. I give this movie a 9 thumbs Down. It sucks!

VonWeyer
08-26-2009, 09:45 AM
I totally agree with you...this film has also been answered to in the movies and clips section.

Nickdfresh
08-26-2009, 10:16 AM
Merged...

flamethrowerguy
08-26-2009, 10:34 AM
I admit the trailer looks like some heavy stuff concerning violence and all. However that's what makes Tarantino movies great (among other things). I liked this line of a German reviewer: "A phanstasy of vengeance that doesn't care about historic reality because Tarantino always had the opinion that cinema is the better reality anyway. No movie ever showed such an impertinence to just ignore history."

herman2
08-26-2009, 03:19 PM
Merged...

Some Basterd Merged my thread with another!....(just kidding).Sorry i did not know this topic was already covered.

crusader1096
12-04-2009, 07:29 PM
I didn't see it and I dont think I will watch it, I prefer realistic WW2 movies and do not really like Tarantino's film style

azza
06-12-2010, 06:39 PM
The movie was absolute garbage and resembles nothing of history.

azza
06-12-2010, 06:41 PM
I admit the trailer looks like some heavy stuff concerning violence and all. However that's what makes Tarantino movies great (among other things). I liked this line of a German reviewer: "A phanstasy of vengeance that doesn't care about historic reality because Tarantino always had the opinion that cinema is the better reality anyway. No movie ever showed such an impertinence to just ignore history."
That would be fine if it was a good film... But it just sucked

SonOfWWIIVet
06-12-2010, 06:52 PM
Inglorious movie. Never a worse war movie ever made. They should seriously give people their money back and burn any evidence of having ever made such a dog of a movie.

tankgeezer
06-12-2010, 11:16 PM
I saw the movie,some parts could have been better, but I don't think it was intended as a serious cinematic undertaking, Tarantino's movies are all pretty much graphic novel material. Weird War, Sgt. Rock/Fury, and my favorite, the Haunted Tank are all in the same vein. Just "what if".

downwithpeace
06-14-2010, 02:36 AM
Some of it was interesting, dialogue parts mainly but other than that it's something i never plan to waste time on again.

SonOfWWIIVet
06-14-2010, 11:11 AM
There has been a lot of wasted celluloid on bad World War II movies in the last 65 years. "Inglorious Bastards" was the biggest 'bastard' of a ‘flick’ yet. Let us not even refer to it as a movie. Too bad it came out when the last of the WWII vets are still around. They deserve better recognition and charactor association than that. Thank goodness for Saving Private Ryan, They Were Expendable, The Best Years of Our Lives, In Harm's Way, A Bridge Too Far, The Longest Day, Band of Brothers, Flags of Our Fathers, Cross of Iron, Enemy at the Gates, The Great Escape, The Big Red One, and many, many others, past and present. JMHO

Procyon
06-16-2010, 03:30 PM
I think it's more a comedy than anything else. Of course not everybody's type of humor.

SonOfWWIIVet
06-16-2010, 05:37 PM
Procyon, check out my thread on the biography and soon-to-be motion picture, THEY FOUGHT ALONE by John Keats.

pingponghobo
06-16-2010, 05:51 PM
it was funny, and it was a so-so movie

flamethrowerguy
07-22-2010, 07:02 PM
Finally found the time to watch the movie and I loved it. I must admit though I've always been a Tarantino fan and as such I was not disappointed.
The absolute highlight, this one killed me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on07HQPjYnk&feature=related

tankgeezer
07-22-2010, 08:26 PM
Finally found the time to watch the movie and I loved it. I must admit though I've always been a Tarantino fan and as such I was not disappointed.
The absolute highlight, this one killed me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on07HQPjYnk&feature=related

Are you left handed?

SonOfWWIIVet
07-22-2010, 09:07 PM
Ironically, when there was an endless list of great movies back in the late 60s and my brother and I could see them on the big screen for just loose change, my brother was always more enamored by dimwitted movies like ... "Planet of the Apes." "Inglorious Bastards" seems to fall into that class. Oh well, to each his own.

tankgeezer
07-22-2010, 11:38 PM
I enjoyed Basterds, wasnt a knee slapper, but very good none the less. I did not however, think much of the Apes series. I like Tarantino's work,and though its not for everyone he gets movies out of the rut they've been stuck in for so long.

flamethrowerguy
07-23-2010, 08:14 AM
Are you left handed?

Yes actually.

flamethrowerguy
07-23-2010, 08:26 AM
Ironically, when there was an endless list of great movies back in the late 60s and my brother and I could see them on the big screen for just loose change, my brother was always more enamored by dimwitted movies like ... "Planet of the Apes." "Inglorious Bastards" seems to fall into that class. Oh well, to each his own.

Tarantino movies are certainly a matter of taste as I mentioned before in this thread. Calling IB (or the original version of "Planet of the apes") dim-witted is kind of, well, dim-witted.

SonOfWWIIVet
07-23-2010, 10:13 AM
Tarantino movies are certainly a matter of taste as I mentioned before in this thread. Calling IB (or the original version of "Planet of the apes") dim-witted is kind of, well, dim-witted.

The term “dimwitted” was inappropriate and crass on my part and I apologize. I think that it could be taken to imply that that description would apply to the viewer. That is certainly not what I meant to convey. My concern is that such movies take on a sort of “comic book” approach by humiliating and mocking our enemies. I am old enough to remember the World War II generation when they were in their 30s and 40s. My father, who fought in North Africa, Italy, and Austria; and served briefly in Persia along the Soviet-Persian border, had great respect for the German soldier, though he referred to Nazism as the greatest of Earthly evils until that time. When my father later worked in management with a naturalized German-American who was once in the German Army during World War II ... just 25 years earlier, there was only a quiet mutual respect for each other as past warriors. Likewise, when I served in the Navy submarine service performing long range Arctic Ocean patrols during the Cold War, we had an urge and determination to win fast and hard in the event of an actual shooting war, but we never made the mistake of belittling or underestimating our Soviet adversaries. More recently, when I served with DoD as a civilian specialist in Iraq during that war. I saw the same level-headed attitude among American teenagers and twenty-somethings who, while tenacious to fight and defeat al-Qaida and reject their cause, respected them as a worthy and effective enemy. Respect for the enemy brings greater respect to the warrior fighting him. Other Iraqis saw that professional attitude and drew closer to the cause of U.S. and Multi-National Forces while al-Qaida lost support in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East. That is the attitude that I experienced from Iraqis who I am certain were once shooting at us earlier in the war.

Rising Sun*
07-23-2010, 11:02 AM
The term “dimwitted” was inappropriate and crass on my part and I apologize. I think that it could be taken to imply that that description would apply to the viewer. That is certainly not what I meant to convey. My concern is that such movies take on a sort of “comic book” approach by humiliating and mocking our enemies. I am old enough to remember the World War II generation when they were in their 30s and 40s. My father, who fought in North Africa, Italy, and Austria; and served briefly in Persia along the Soviet-Persian border, had great respect for the German soldier, though he referred to Nazism as the greatest of Earthly evils until that time. When my father later worked in management with a naturalized German-American who was once in the German Army during World War II ... just 25 years earlier, there was only a quiet mutual respect for each other as past warriors. Likewise, when I served in the Navy submarine service performing long range Arctic Ocean patrols during the Cold War, we had an urge and determination to win fast and hard in the event of an actual shooting war, but we never made the mistake of belittling or underestimating our Soviet adversaries. More recently, when I served with DoD as a civilian specialist in Iraq during that war. I saw the same level-headed attitude among American teenagers and twenty-somethings who, while tenacious to fight and defeat al-Qaida and reject their cause, respected them as a worthy and effective enemy. Respect for the enemy brings greater respect to the warrior fighting him. Other Iraqis saw that professional attitude and drew closer to the cause of U.S. and Multi-National Forces while al-Qaida lost support in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East. That is the attitude that I experienced from Iraqis who I am certain were once shooting at us earlier in the war.

Very, very, very occasionally one comes across a statement which manages to distil into a few sentences or a paragraph or two all that long-winded politicians and their ilk have managed to miss in trying to deal with the same issue.

The quote above was one such crystal clear and concise statement, and all the more remarkable for covering several decades and several forms of undeclared and declared warfare.

Rising Sun*
07-23-2010, 11:23 AM
Likewise, when I served in the Navy submarine service performing long range Arctic Ocean patrols during the Cold War, we had an urge and determination to win fast and hard in the event of an actual shooting war

About 40 years ago, and roughly in the era you mention, I had a ride on a surface warship and soon after had a tour of one of our submarines while it was docked (This was one of our old submarines which were fairly reliable, unlike our much more expensive Collins versions which could sink while moored if their mooring capacity was as poor as some of their other capacities.).

There is no way I would even consider going anywhere in a vehicle which does not have a windscreen; which has a driver who cannot see where he is going; and which is not already sunk before it starts hostilities.

I have the greatest admiration for anyone who is prepared to go down in a sub.

Rising Sun*
07-23-2010, 11:37 AM
As for the film, I saw some trailers for it.

It seems to rank for even faint claims to historical accuracy somewhere below the level of the factually absurd films such as "The Dirty Dozen", which is sufficient reason why I won't bother watching it.

SonOfWWIIVet
07-23-2010, 01:53 PM
Very, very, very occasionally one comes across a statement which manages to distil into a few sentences or a paragraph or two all that long-winded politicians and their ilk have managed to miss in trying to deal with the same issue.

The quote above was one such crystal clear and concise statement, and all the more remarkable for covering several decades and several forms of undeclared and declared warfare.

Thank you for your kind words Rising Sun. Your response reminds me of the proud and smart looking men and women of the Australian Army that I saw in both Kuwait and Iraq during my short deployment downrange. They can be sharp tongued and hard hitting in a fight, but of true military bearing elsewhere. There was always an air of security when Aussies were around.

flamethrowerguy
07-23-2010, 02:41 PM
My concern is that such movies take on a sort of "comic book" approach by humiliating and mocking our enemies.

Agreed, a movie like this could leave such an impression on the simple minded. On the other hand, highly praised early WW2 movies like "The longest day" created an impression of WW2 being some kind of Wild West showdown (and the producers claimed a certain historic accuracy).

Panzerknacker
07-25-2010, 02:52 PM
I my opinion this is one of the worst piece of garbage ever imposed to a worldwide cinetographic audience.