The film is terribly realistic and loaded with violence. The motion picture is well directed by Allan Dawn. ShareHeaven 3 years ago 2 32. The movie is not supposed to be a documentary so the people who bash it for little details should go rent a documentary if thats what they want to see. The 'reality' of the action is very strong and moving. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. People who really don't understand the reasons or the politics behind why they are being sent to die.
This movie is the Platoon of this decade. It excels as a story about the human heart. They accept their clear and present defeat with humbleness and modesty, perhaps too much so as they rather take their own lives than fall into the hands of the enemy. The cast is all Japanese which was a must for the film giving it a more authentic feel to it. About a half hour through, I realized, with some horror, I really didn't care about any of the characters. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. Wanting to survive, some feel that they may have to just swallow their pride while watching their best friends and family die in front of their eyes.
On the other hand, all Japanese loyalists were mean American haters. There were brief moments of English, American solders talking, one flash back scene before the war during a foreign dignitary dinner, and of course the credits at the end. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. After a little extra planning and some adjustments to our schedule, we bought advance tickets and came back the next day. I'm not saying my default attachment watching the Japanese is necessarily wrong or immoral who knew I was so patriotic? When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and horrors beyond imagination.
That to loose and not die fighting would bring disgrace to self and family. I sat numbed after viewing this film and look forward to watching it again. The whole while Saigo and his comrades write numerous letters home in the hopes of getting some sense of what home is. There were brief moments of English, American solders talking, one flash back scene before the war during a foreign dignitary dinner, and of course the credits at the end. The plot is simplistic stuff, with a squad of soldiers working their way through the campaign, bickering and losing men as they do so. His character is entirely human and not reduced to a suicidal, angry general type, which is probably what many people would expect. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack.
At several points during the film, I thought I noticed the man from the couple crying. It wasn't that they were portrayed poorly, they were plenty convincing and even interesting. The sound quality is superb! John Wayne was one of Hollywood's finest actors. The theater was very big and packed. XviD-NeDiVx 3 years ago 1 23. This is a really wonderful film; please don't miss it.
Sometimes, paying the ultimate price. That paints a landscape of war as something amidst all of the stereotypes that have been made of it. It is very quiet music, but listening to it makes you think about all the people that die as victims of war. One of the best films of the year. My god, have we become that blasé about the wars our sons and daughters are being sent to fight in? The plight of the individual soldier in war is universal regardless of the evil or good his leaders exhibit. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. Truly the greatest asset of the film and the one that really separates it from Flags of our Fathers is its emphasis on the human angle.
A lesser film, I don't think would have allowed for so much introspection. He is able to show how their needs to be some sort of hope to survive, no matter how bad times can be. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that a fierce battle looms. This story is eventually expanded on later in the film. He gives off the true sense of a man who is a great military commander but also a human being.
Ryo Kase closes out the lead actors. I know Flags of our Fathers sort of went out with a whimper and wasn't entirely well received by critics and audiences despite the hype and anticipation after Eastwood's last string of movies, but I personally liked it? Nishi and the bad being Lt. We are seeing the characters though eyes that we are not used to seeing from. Description The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. They're a bunch of green recruits who have a hard time dealing with Stryker's tough drills and thicker skin. No, they all realize that Americans are exactly like they are, and that they don't want to be there and want to return home safely just like their enemies. Kuribayashi is one of my favorite military men in history and Watanabe did a great portrayal of him.
A Russian sniper and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. I was a little uncomfortable at first; I may well have been the only American in the place. Maybe a different in a different form, but in the end it is all the same. No, this is not an action war film with nonstop blood baths. People with dreams and ambitions. All of this has to do with great editing.
It says something that the newsreel footage mixed in with the filmed footage doesn't stand out at all and it's very difficult to tell the two apart, so authentic-looking are the battle scenes in this. I understand a limited amount of Japanese so I could follow most of the story. I shared no emotional or sympathetic bond with any character, I did not need for any of them to survive, I did not suffer when any fell. To me, it seemed that the mission of this film was to get western audiences to understand the Japanese view of the Second World War, without apologizing for it. It is a film that pulls the humanity out of the monster that is war. For Americans, Iwo jima was just another far away place and different point in time where American boys were sent and where, unfortunately, some lives were lost fighting for freedom. You really feel scared for all the characters involved.