The film explores many of the wounds war inflicts on soldiers that last for a lifetime. As this is a story about the soldiers, and not the War, it was much easier for me to enjoy it. Please feel entirely free to post responses to any of the posts made. Jimmy Joe Carré Otis Carré Otis. A Good Vietnam movie with a good story. In summary, the negative for the director's cut was destroyed.
South Vietnamese people were terrified with the Vietcong mass-murder squadrons. And some of his old company looked even younger! Van Dien was supposed to be a captain in the war, so I suppose he would have been - what? It took years to engineer a working script nearly 400 pages , then acquire the resources to actually shoot in Vietnam it allegedly was the first production to do so following the American intervention into Vietnam. After all that, she has her looks back and is just as beautiful as ever. Post production continued in Canada for another 14 months. Until then, it is a mildly enjoyable exercise, filled with decent costumes, vehicles, and locations including genuine Vietnam footage --- nice.
In my view, Going Back's rugged sensitivity in rendering a story about the plight of war veterans calls to mind one of the greatest American films to do so: William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives 1946. We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646. If you wanted to match her with a perfect male counterpart, an exquisitely handsome man with no acting ability, who would you choose? Tex Bobby Hosea Bobby Hosea. The war scenes were believable, although light by some standards. The plot puts a nice new twist on the genre, and Casper Van Dien's inspired performance truly captures what it was like to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. Red Fuentes Kenny Johnson Kenny Johnson.
Manuel Jose from Spain wrote a terrific review of this movie. A movie played in the present,with flashback's to 1960's. I just didn't get it at all. Endless 'crying' scenes in slow motion, repeated 'breaking down' scenes, slamming of fists against walls, brotherly hugs, etc, beg the question if this was not all meant as satire. First of all, i was surprised by the fact that this movie was Canadian, and it's weird for a Canadian movie to deal with the American Vietnam war. This movie sounds like communist propaganda most of the time.
This movie focuses in 1968, when the Stalin-like mass-murderer Ho Che Minh decided to launch a brutal strike with the intention of defeating America's will to persevere and win the war. Doc Jordan Jason Blicker Jason Blicker. Post production continued in Canada for another 14 months. It stars Casper Van Dien, Jaimz Woolvett, Bobby Hosea, Joseph Griffin, Carre Otis. My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. Then we'd have had something.
I'd rented on a whim expecting nothing, so I was surprised that it at least looked accurate and wasn't boring. The black-and-white super-16mm feature-length narrative A Trip to Swadades and the autobiographical documentary short subject Yarns To Be Spun on the Way to the Happy Home have been screened in international film festivals and across the country, and both have won many awards including a Best Feature Film prize, the Motion Picture Award and three Best Documentary prizes, respectively. The American Army and specially the Special Operation forces served and protected ethnic groups such as Hmong, Kha, Meo. The film opens with a military reunion organised by cinema documentarian Kathleen Martin Carrè Otis who has assembled six veterans from a heavily depleted U. No one can know what combat is like, or how a soldier will handle it, until they've been there.
I hope to one day publish an updated version of my book on Mr. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well. It is bound to stir up controversy in its depiction of a debatable war. Kathleen Daniel Kash Daniel Kash. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is. Father Brazinski Austin Farwell Austin Farwell. However, the depiction of on-scene battle photography is unrealistically presented, and a droning score is of no assistance.
This was a hatchet-job, and a heartbreaking experience for its creators, who invested an inordinate amount of time and effort in this particular project. Allegedly, they had enough for a five to six hour miniseries. Doc Jordan Jason Blicker Jason Blicker. There were about nine 35mm anamorphic Dolby Digital prints made of the long version in May 2001. Tex Bobby Hosea Bobby Hosea. I watched it and found that I was very amazed how much I enjoyed it. Father Brazinski Austin Farwell Austin Farwell.
No Captain would have allowed his men to mutiny without resorting to arrest or assault. The war scenes are used to illuminate the present day conflicts. Think about it for a second. Ultimately the movie fails as it adds nothing to the played-out genre of the 'Vietnam film. She lived about twenty hard lifetimes during the 1990's. Echo company was commanded by Captain Casper Van Dien and he's by all accounts a perfect Marine role model. A group of Marines return to Vietnam with a news crew to relive their tragic war experiences.
To add insult to injury, the film had also been severely cropped and panned-and-scanned from 2. I never tough that i would like this movie that much. Jimmy Joe Carré Otis Carré Otis. The company took some very heavy casualties during the Tet Offensive and Van Dien and those few like Sergeant Bobby Hosea and others are all that's left. Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. With the gluttony of cliche Vietnam war films to have come out in the last ten years, I was skeptical at best when i heard of Under Heavy Fire.