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  1. #6611
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    Gritty (& quite poorly acted really) trying to have a social conscience


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    The Battle Of The Bulge (1965)


    This is a long film. I put it on when I got in from work and when it finally, mercifully ended it was almost time for bed.

    I recall watching it as a nipper and thinking it was pretty poor but thought as it's 40 years on I'd give it another go. I mean it's a war film about one of the more interesting episodes of WWII and it's got an all star cast including Henry Fonda and the incomparable Robert Shaw. Quite a big budget too, six million dollars. That was a lot of dough ray me back in 1965.


    But everything about this film is poor. The crappy back projection which is used way too much. The crappy modelwork that looks like a teenager did it in his bedroom. The fact that it is shot on location, but in a location that looks nothing like the Ardennes Forest where it is supposed to be set.

    The battle scenes are hopeless, comical even. The script is shocking in places (although Robert Shaw has a couple of good bits). The tanks are all wrong, the story bears no resemblance to history, all the characters are fictional for no real reason, and when you think it couldn't get worse there's a pointless romantic subplot just tacked on in there.


    Worst war film ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post


    The Battle Of The Bulge (1965)


    This is a long film. I put it on when I got in from work and when it finally, mercifully ended it was almost time for bed.

    I recall watching it as a nipper and thinking it was pretty poor but thought as it's 40 years on I'd give it another go. I mean it's a war film about one of the more interesting episodes of WWII and it's got an all star cast including Henry Fonda and the incomparable Robert Shaw. Quite a big budget too, six million dollars. That was a lot of dough ray me back in 1965.


    But everything about this film is poor. The crappy back projection which is used way too much. The crappy modelwork that looks like a teenager did it in his bedroom. The fact that it is shot on location, but in a location that looks nothing like the Ardennes Forest where it is supposed to be set.

    The battle scenes are hopeless, comical even. The script is shocking in places (although Robert Shaw has a couple of good bits). The tanks are all wrong, the story bears no resemblance to history, all the characters are fictional for no real reason, and when you think it couldn't get worse there's a pointless romantic subplot just tacked on in there.


    Worst war film ever.
    At least it got you away from "Love Island", which permeated just about everything on telly last night.

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    Just watched '8mm' with Nicholas Cage again. It's a bleak, dark and twisted tale, but the acting is superb. Powerful stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Just watched '8mm' with Nicholas Cage again. It's a bleak, dark and twisted tale, but the acting is superb. Powerful stuff!

    Watched it once, but wouldn't want to watch it again.
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    Winging it's way from Amazon, and settling down to watch tonight "Alita: Battle Angel", 4K bluray.

    Latest from James Cameron, he's producing whilst Robert Rodriguez directs.
    Based on Manga of the same name, seen it in the cinema and it blew my expectations out the water.

    Looking forward to a 2nd viewing tonight.
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    Holy Hell that was a wee bit ’smashin!
    Fantastic!

    (And thoroughly recommended, in whatever format...it’s genuinely a great movie)
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    Just finished watching 'The Chronicles of Riddick' for the umpteenth time. Great futuristic sci-fi action on an truly epic scale. The ending is spectacular!
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Just finished watching 'The Chronicles of Riddick' for the umpteenth time. Great futuristic sci-fi action on an truly epic scale. The ending is spectacular!
    Agreed, its good film. Follow up was a re hash of the first which was disappointing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectral Morn View Post
    Agreed, its good film. Follow up was a re hash of the first which was disappointing.
    Good though it is the original 'Pitch Black', to which 'The Chronicles of Riddick' is a sequel, was much better IMO.
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