Discussion in 'WWII Films & TV' started by Lord of War, Nov 3, 2006.
But how do I know you're real?
PS: My lawyer will be in contact with you shortly regarding the grievous mental harm you've caused me.
Always glad to help out a shipmate.
Oh, look. Amazon is showing "Mutant Chronicles"!
It's still not as vicious as the election coverage.
Game of Thrones vs. Game of Thorns.
I've gone back to the John Wayne movies. Right now I'm watching "The Fighting Seabees" (1944) and laughing at how poor the Japanese are portrayed. They're not even using a real language, just babble. They have M1919 machine guns and this 'tanks' I'm guessing is a Chi-Ro Type 89, but fails horribly. While certainly not bad or the worst, I do laugh at it.
Not a WWII film!
Good choice. I remember watching this and cringing throughout. Historiography applies here, you'll learn a bit about the ignorance most Americans of that time had about the Japanese, and what would pass for "special effects" back then.
I agree. A lot of the other movies such as Flying Tigers also cemented them. When I was little, I thought it was funny, but grown up-I shake my head and say, 'Stuff like this wouldn't fly in our modern movies.'
I watched it a couple of weeks ago. I loved it! The actors play it straight. The effects are not horrible (not good mind you, just not horrible). There's a whole slew of WWII shlock movies out there from Zombie Lake to Rayne of Blood IV (Vampires take over the SS) to the original Isla She Wolf of the SS. Let's agree that they are all bad, but some of them can be pretty funny and cool.