Different and weird and possibly even visionary — with some very affecting moments, especially the sections dealing directly with the Battle of Okinawa. But it's hard to look past the hokey stuff (Cocoloco … Cocoloco!! Cocoloco!!!), which makes all the seriousness feel even more tiresome.
Lots of great actors on the poster, but I only decided to watch this after reading an interview with Steven Soderbergh:
I saw Margin Call, twice in 36 hours, and thought, why isn’t that as big as sex, lies? I watched it with my wife, and we ordered it again two days later. I just thought that movie was great. Why didn’t that gross $25 million?
And what makes even less sense than Hollywood? The financial industry.