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dugong
02-11-2007, 06:39 PM
When the in cockpit/pilots view of the Corsairs flying in on Mt. Suribachi. It made me nervous - the planes were flying level - right at the mountain! There were tracers flying level right toward the planes. I think they were getting worse than they were getting. Not much to focus on I would think, the side of that mountain was a rocky mess full of all kinds of nooks and crannies.

I know the movie was out at the movies a long time ago, but I just got around to seeing it. My opinion is that it was merely okay. It seemed to chopped up and disjointed. Regardless, my respect goes to the men who fought there.

Taylortony
02-11-2007, 06:49 PM
Yup I watched it on DVD and found it dragged along a bit..... I agree, it seemed a bit disjointed

tom19073
02-11-2007, 06:49 PM
I saw Flags of Our Fathers 2 nights ago. I was pleasantly surprised to see the Corsairs too. Very awsome straifing and rocket attack scenes against fortified mountain. Had to replay them a few times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif All the computer generated combat scenes were very good and in my opinion far too few of them. I liked the movie even though I was hoping for more of a combat type movie. Oh, did u notice all the actors from Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, etc... It was like a reunion.

Xiolablu3
02-11-2007, 06:50 PM
I totally agree about the Corsair bits, they looked just like the ingame view from a COrsair with the big engine in front of you..

I didnt rate the film either, I was expceting something much better.

Apparantly 'Letters From Iwo Jima' is the film we were expecting.

Cant wait to see that film, its got great reviews.

Choctaw111
02-11-2007, 08:29 PM
My grandfather fought on Iwo with the 5th Marine Division and made it for nearly 2 weeks before being hit by a Japanese mortar shell. Here is a picture of he and I during Veterans Day 2005 taken from our local newspaper. Every time someone mentions something about Iwo or about Flags of Our Fathers I feel that I need to say something about my grandfather. I am very proud of him.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/PublicPhotoAccount2/SC1.jpg

WarWolfe_1
02-11-2007, 08:50 PM
I watched the day it was realsed on DVD, will it was decent the best scenes had to be the veiws from the Corsair. Those sences alone rate a oscar.

Maybe its just a fools dream, but a film filed in that style about nothing but WW2 Aircraft would be awesome!

Watched Flyboys too. I was suprised really. A fairly good movie.

Fireball_
02-11-2007, 09:11 PM
I just happened to watch Flags of Our Fathters a couple hours ago on DVD. I really enjoyed it.

Sometime back I heard that a Pacific theater Band of Brothers type series was in the works but I haven't heard anything lately.

Mysticpuma2003
02-12-2007, 04:25 AM
I agree with a lot of the sentiments here.

I saw the film, but it never hit any triggers for me. It was very disjointed and didn't hold my attention.

Even the battle sequences didn't convey the feeling of awe and shock that I felt SPR did so well.

After reading so much about the battle, I was hoping for a much more intense,edgy, nerve tingling ride by the seat of my pants effort, but I just never felt like I was 'in there' as I did with SPR.

I thought that the Corsair sequences were okay, they sort of felt 'tagged on ' to the film, because you couldn't identify with the pilots or what pressure they were under.

I would love to see a series though based on "The Black Sheep" using Band of Brothers editing and cinematography...now that would be special!

Ah well, can't like them all, cheers, MP.

major_setback
02-12-2007, 04:34 AM
OT: Just found this nice pic:

http://movieplanet.typepad.com/photos/drapeaux_de_nos_pres_flag/iwo_crop.jpg

I always though it could have had a bit more colour:

http://blogster.com/host/images/14253421529.jpg