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Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:30 pm

ironman wrote:Worst movie: Pearl Harbor. I'm not going to get into it but this was probably one of the biggest pieces of cinematic garbage ever put together. Its just sad that when someone finally took a chance to make a movie of that historic event they had to sap it up with a cheesey love story with Josh Hartnett and Ben Affleck, two terrible actors. Why stop there? Were Chris Klein and Keanu Reeves unavailable?

I think with Pearl Harbor, the trick is, if you have it on VHS just throw away tape 1 and just watch the battle - they did do a good job re-creating that.
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Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:37 pm

Rkiivs wrote:Schindler's List
Spielberg is a master, and even though he's made his share of "popcorn" movies, this film shows us how one man can make a difference, even in the most trying of times.

I thought about this one but wasn't sure if I should include it as a war movie - definitely one of the best movies ever made. I saw the movie when I was visiting family in Detroit - I have never in my life seen a movie have such a powerful effect on an audience - when the movie ended there was hardly a dry eye in the house and instead of the usual chatter like there is when people leave a theatre, there was dead silence and most people were looking at the ground and not making eye contact. A definite must-see!
Braveheart is a good choice too.
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Postby Rkiivs » Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:53 pm

LBJackal wrote:Maybe because they're all meant to be controversial so people will eMail him to complain, and then he'll go and make fun of those eMails. He's Howard Stern on the internet, with better grammar. :-t

And I have no ulterior reason to not like him, it's not as if any of those crappy movies were on my list that I liked.....it was Rkiivs who said Braveheart.


Tis true, it was me. Based on your response LBJ I'm not even going to take a peek at the link that was supplied to this Maddox person and I'm probably no lesser of a person for it.


stomperrob, I took liberty with the definition of "war" and included Schindler's List. Glad to see that you liked it.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:20 pm

Alot of good war movies mentioned...my favorite would have to be Full Metal Jacket... ;-D

Saving Private Ryan comes in a close second...but a couple I am supprised no one mentioned A Bridge to Far....definately a great one... ;-D ...and Heartbreak Ridge.... :-)
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Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:55 pm

I love all war movies.

Some that have not been mentioned yet:

Hamburger Hill
The Great Escape
The Battle of Britain
The Seven Samurai
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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:37 pm

ironman wrote:Worst movie: Pearl Harbor. I'm not going to get into it but this was probably one of the biggest pieces of cinematic garbage ever put together. Its just sad that when someone finally took a chance to make a movie of that historic event they had to sap it up with a cheesey love story with Josh Hartnett and Ben Affleck, two terrible actors. Why stop there? Were Chris Klein and Keanu Reeves unavailable?


Agreed....Pearl Harbor sucked. :-t How about:

Band of brothers ;-D ;-D ;-D
Enemy at the gates ;-D ;-D
The great escape ;-D ;-D
Sgt. York ;-D ;-D ;-D
Hart's War ;-D
The Pianist ;-D
Mash ;-D ;-D

Hamburger Hill :-t
Swing kids :-t
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:44 pm

Band Of Brothers was great .. ;-D

No love for Tora! Tora! Tora ??
One of my alltime favorites right behind "A Bridge to far" and number one on my list ......


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Postby Arlo » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:14 pm

On the other hand, with this thread title, the nod has to go to a Bugs Bunny flick... :-D
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Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:18 pm

Arlo wrote:On the other hand, with this thread title, the nod has to go to a Bugs Bunny flick... :-D

Lol, point well taken! :-b
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Postby irishdude103 » Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:40 pm

wait, what is that one movie about a boy and his father going to a concentration camp back in the early 1900's and the little boy escapes but his father gets shot-- i think it is american summin
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