because they are posterboys for "gay pride" or some shit like that. Seriously, girls tend to find them attractive(wild guess), and that what it's all about: Audience. If you had guys like Christopher Walken and Ron Perlman you would get 10 times the actingability, but "no" chick would ever bother. In the shitty world we live in, actingability is sadly less important than looks.
Pearl Harbor is not intended to depict the battle, it's intended to cash in on that battle. So they shove in some pretty, yet quite shitty actors, a patetich love-trianlge, a billion dollars in CGI, an equally big promotion campaign and a shitty, over the hill patriotic story. it's not intended for the war or history-buffs(for that we have Tora!..), it's intended for "everyone". more audience = more cash, and that's what Hollywood(and Bruckheimer\Bey) is all about. People that make warmovies with that mindset should be transported back in time and forced to serve in a penalbattalion on the eastern front.
SPR was not bad (Aege) but Tora Tora Tora was preety damn bad ;r
Enemy at the Gates is a decent flick, but lie others here, the whole sniper battle,love story, etc kinda bugged me. Not to mention the fact that the whole sniper battle itself probably never took place. Vasily Zaitsev was indeed real, and was at Stalingrad. The existance of Koenig or Thornwald (depending on what source you read), however, is seriosly in question.
EDIT: Saving Private Ryan. Not a bad movie, but that attack the SS made on the village at the end was ridiculous. NO WAY an experienced SS unit is going to assault a urban area the way they did.
I disliked the fact that the tiger looked too much like a t-34. They should have at least put in a panther or some other authentic WW2 tank.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
27th April 2003
PFC. BryanI disliked the fact that the tiger looked too much like a t-34. They should have at least put in a panther or some other authentic WW2 tank.
Not everyday you come across an working Tiger I or Panther ya know.
I know but they must have had the funds to at least rent one. There are operating german WW2 tanks ya know.
they don't need a real one either, just make a cheap copy or something in light alloy that with proper fittings and paint looks like the real deal, they can skip the interior unless they want some interior shoots(and those they can propably do in a museum piece anyway). when they can pay shitty actors $10 millions, they can use half that again on some proper equipment.
Enemy at the gates was...hmmm
I didn't liked all that love shit ...but that's just another market grab..so no wonder ;/ but the volga and red square were really well made.
I've always been a bit fond of A Bridge Too Far myself.
Now I'm sure some accuracy nut is going to scream, "but the SS tank units had different colored boots in real life...yada, yada, yada" Either way, I've always thought it to be a good flick.
Moving away from WW2, you gotta love Blackhawk Down. Not a perfect depiction of the events, but pretty darn close.
A Bridge too Far was good.