The Flight of The Intruder – Classical Hollywood war movie, fairly enjoyable, hugely predictable, quite unrealistic.

Flight of The Intruder by John Milius on Paramount Channel (CanalSat) My rating: 6 out of 10 stars Two pilots go against the rule book in a bid to win the war in Viet Nam in this speculative military drama. Lieutenant Jake Grafton (Brad Johnson) is a U.S. Navy pilot stationed aboard an aircraft carrier after the death of his one-time flying partner Morgan McPherson … Continue reading The Flight of The Intruder – Classical Hollywood war movie, fairly enjoyable, hugely predictable, quite unrealistic.

Fury – I cannot say that I liked this movie very much.

Fury by David Ayer on Blu-ray My rating: 4 out of 10 stars April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, and out-gunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike … Continue reading Fury – I cannot say that I liked this movie very much.

Red Tails – Rather mediocre Hollywood creation

Red Tails by Anthony Hemmingway on Blu-ray My rating: 5 out of 10 stars Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky – even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It’s a tribute to the unsung heroes who … Continue reading Red Tails – Rather mediocre Hollywood creation

The Sea Wolves – A pleasant dip into the sea of nostalgia

The Sea Wolves by Andrew V. McLaglen on TCM Cinema (CanalSat) My rating: 8 out of 10 stars This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore). Since the ships … Continue reading The Sea Wolves – A pleasant dip into the sea of nostalgia

The Blue Max – Well done movie but a depressing story

The Blue Max by John Guillermin on DVD My rating: 6 out of 10 stars Based on a novel by Jack D. Hunter, The Blue Max is a World War I aviation drama, told from the German point of view. Low-born infantryman George Peppard becomes a pilot, almost deliberately stepping on the sensibilities of his aristocratic comrades in the process. A national hero, Peppard wins … Continue reading The Blue Max – Well done movie but a depressing story

Play Dirty – What a load of crap !

Play Dirty by André De Toth on Cine+ Classic (CanalSat) My rating: 3 out of 10 stars The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive (Michael Caine) is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels. This gives him the official rank of Captain in the British Army. The Colonel (Nigel Green) in … Continue reading Play Dirty – What a load of crap !

Letters from Iwo Jima – Surprised me

Letters from Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood on CanalSat (TCM) My rating: 6 out of 10 stars The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.   This is the second of the two films about Iwo Jima that Client Eastwood produced and directed. … Continue reading Letters from Iwo Jima – Surprised me

Tora! Tora! Tora! – An enjoyable classic

Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer, Kinju Fukasaku and      Toshio Masuda on Blu-ray My rating: 7 out of 10 stars A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.   I remember viewing this film as a kid shortly after it came out in Sweden. At that time I was not impressed. I … Continue reading Tora! Tora! Tora! – An enjoyable classic

Age of Heroes – Simple but okay

Age of Heroes by Adrian Vitoria on Blu-rayMy rating: 6 out 10 stars The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming’s 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K. A simple but fairly okay World War 2 movie. The blurb about the film talks about “true story” but as usual it is more “based on” stuff. They apparently did not … Continue reading Age of Heroes – Simple but okay