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- "Behind-the-Scenes of American Soldier" featurette
Top Customer Reviews
What I found was a film depicting soldiers acting and talking unprofessionally, and discussing political screeds that front line soldiers never talk about, especially when under fire.
In fact the characters talk too much. They talk, talk, talk, talk, talk about crap no soldier in his right mind would ever talk about.
The acting was atrocious.
A combat medic complaining about being a medic? I was a combat medic, and that just never happens.
It had occasional good action scenes, but over all it was really a horrible film.
Guys like Furie should leave the writing and making of modern war films to guys who have either actually served in that conflict or at least done some serious "real" research about soldiers and modern warfare and the conflict they are writing about.
Man, I miss guys like John Ford.
Perhaps I looked at it all wrong. I was no ground pounder in my military years, I spent 20 years in the Navy. I just could NOT fathom that much crap happening to the same squad/platoon of guys as this movie depicts. Every time they got out of one firefight they were back in another. It MIGHT have happened, but it sure doesn't seem feasible, logical or even piss-poor bad luck.
The actual film making seemed more to fit a television show than a movie. I kept waiting for "and now a word from our sponsor" after the fades to black. I tried and tried to keep an open mind. Sorry folks, this movie was a waste of time.
The ONLY reason I marked it UP to a 2* movie is because it tried to portray our young soldiers not as war mongers and heroes all, but of humans and real people.
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Also what a title. That must have taken years!
No life or commen sense in this crap of a movie. I hate war movies that have no life. Sorry guys but it bothers people when their friends and fellow soldiers are hurt or killed. They have a job to do but to go on with the trying to be witty FRIENDS, the tv show, style comments just falls less than flat.
Do not rent or see this. just hit your head on wall for a few hours and you will be better off. "so why they mad we here?" " because nobody likes to be occupied because it is like living with your parents" ACADEMY AWARD FOR WRITING HERE WE COME!
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AMERICAN SOLDIERS (2005) Produced and Directed by Sidney Furie.
Iraq. April, 2004. An American patrol is attacked by terrorists and,
when their leader is wounded,... Read more
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