Columbia Pictures, QED International, LStar Capital,

Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Scott Eastwood, Jim Parrack

Don (Wardaddy) Collier (Brad Pitt) is commander of a tough bunch of soldiers and a tank. A rookie has been assigned to their platoon and he has no experience at all, but when they’re called into a mission far behind enemy lines in Germany in 1945, the set out to do their job. Badly outnumbered, their tank disabled, they were sent to defend a crossroads and not to let the German’s pass. Little did they know that an army of hundreds of German SS soldires and trucks are on their way to the corner. The have to decide whether to run for cover, or hunker down and fight to the death. We can figure out what they’re going to choose! This is a exciting and action filled WWII film with lots of drama and suspense.

This is the kind of roll Brad Pitt excels in. He’s really good at it. Now I must admit that war movies are not my favorite genre by any means. I don’t have a lot of personal experience that helps me relate to this kind of movie, but for a war film, this is an excellent one. Granted the odds are stacked too far against them and they pull heroic stuff out of thin air sometimes. But it is a very well written screen play, and the action seems very real and authentic. There’s some real blown up people special effects that almost turns your stomach, but at the same time, the realism is really authentic. I haven’t seen a good WWII film in a long, long time, and though I didn’t expect a lot out of this in these days of wishy-washy anti-war sentiment, it’s nice to see a good old American heroes film like this once in a while to remember times when we were really proud of the bravery of our soldiers in fighting evil and squashing it where it starts. In these days of “Let’s just talk to the terrorists and be nice to them, and then they’ll like us” diplomacy, and with an administration going all over the world apologizing for us everywhere, this was a good reminder of how it used to be when we stood tall and saluted our flag. Very good action, excellent story, great performances, wonderful effects. There’s just not anything wrong with the way they did this film. I recommend this one!

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