A list of films that incorporate the Wilhelm Scream. I haven't seen all of these so if you can help…
Tears of the Sun
He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them.
Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Why must the greatest action heroes of our modern cinema age insist on trying to make earnest films with deeper meaning? Tears of the Sun is one of those films that utterly restrains a man of genuine star charisma in a role that's more of a political, stone walled cipher than any kind of memorable character - in this case Bruce Willis, a man of course best known for blowing up buildings in a vest, with a swagger and a dose of 'fuck you' attitude. Now people forget Willis actually can act, which he's proved more than once in turning his hard man gaze into a soft vulnerability, but Antoine Fuqua is nowhere near the kind of filmmaker to pull…
Fuqua is a magician: give him almost any material and he'll transform it into something superficial. The feature has a weak storyline and awful pacing issues, lack of good acting and characters that you care for. They expect from us to be moved by images of human suffering while forgetting the most essential elements of filmmaking. War is no game in real life, that's true, but the war genre is no game either. How am I supposed to feel sympathy for cardboard cutouts despite a surrounding carnage? And how am I supposed to believe that an emotionless Bruce Willis, with a permanently serious face that rivals Steven Seagal's, had motivations, feelings, objectives or whatever it was he had? He was asked in the film why he changed the mission. His answer was: "I'll tell you when I know". We we never told. There was no need to abandon the audience and leave it with sensationalism.
Reductively and cluelessly stumbles into every single trap you'd expect of a film about American military might separating "good" Africans from "bad" ones. If I'm being honest, though, my hardware fetish and general love of screen violence keep it relatively enjoyable.
This was just a standard war movie. In it, this film has a few Americans take on a few hundred murderous evil bad guys, a soldier grows a heart and risks his men's lives to save the indigenous people from being slaughtered and maimed by the regime, and of course the white woman that makes everything difficult by being stubborn. These are all pretty much standard fare for the genre. There's really nothing new here, but if you like war-action movies, you should enjoy this.
After a long day I just really wanted an action-packed shoot 'em up that I didn't have to think about or analyze--one that I could just relax and take in. Tears of the Sun was one a film that I really liked when I was younger as it was about badass military guys with guns; years later it is still pretty cool.
One of the things that struck me this time around was the stereotypes involved. Of course you'd have the tattooed, mohawk'd guy, the guy who "doesn't want to die for anyone else" but then comes around, the American black guy who identifies with the African people, and the indifferent guy who just wants to shoot things with his…
Alright film. Normal and predictable. USA wins. Not a big fans of most USA propaganda films. But for what this is its not bad.
Everyone likes Bruce Willis right? In short, Tears of the Sun is a pretty run of the mill war/combat movie. The first hour is rather boring and features the group marching through a lot of jungle. Thankfully, the action that was expected arrives in a couple great sequences in the second hour. That said, the themes explored are interesting. Should Waters and his squad have helped the refugees? Is a good deed worth risking their own lives and unnecessarily complicating their mission? Though the themes are interesting, the characters unfortunately aren't. Aside from Willis as Lt. Waters, lesser known actors comprise his squad, and they are not differentiated at all, aside from "the snipers," "the black one," or "the one…
This is a tough call. If you like Bruce Willis or this type of action flick, then this will satisfy you. The action is solid, but I just didn't end up caring about the characters enough.
It's not so bad as i expected or you read about it in 2003. First Fuqua makes a lot here very right but in the End he can't avoid some typical cliches and pathetic glorification and in this case i really felt a bit sad about it, because Tears of the Sun got a very similar spirit as Shooter and works very good as a film about Military interventions and the problems when it clashes with humanity. Watched the Directors Cut.
Its a movie based on war but with it it has this special gift to it which im not gonna right about becoz words arent enough to describe the feeling
Seems good in theory. Illogical choices, bad script, weird camera changes at important times.
Mesmo que seja um pouco longo e às vezes acabe sendo um pouco cansativo, Lágrimas do Sol é mais um bom filme estrelado por Bruce Willis, com uma boa atuação. A história é boa e as cenas de ação são ótimas, dirigidas com competência pelo diretor Antoine Fuqua. Não é nenhum filmaço, mas garante uma boa diversão.
One of my favorites!
This is the second part of my list of watched movies, this list carries on from June 1999 to the…