Owen Wilson is a Real 1890s Kid, only us 90s kids will get these obscure references to Zelda Fitzgerald's mental illness and Bunuel's Exterminating Angel. If you don't there's enough winking and nodding to make you think the film is having a seizure. Do you get it? Hemingway was comically obsessed with hunting!
There's a nice message about appreciating the times you're born in and not living in the past, but it's pretty obfuscated by the fact that the modern…
It's pretty disconcerting that the guy advocating lynching a POW is actually the hero of the film, and proven right over and over throughout. And when they do save one, we're told he barely deserves it. How noble our Allies were
But at least Hitch is open with his hatred of anything German and in uniform, and maybe somewhat justified by the times he was in. Compare that to Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (also on tv right now). His war crimes are played for jokes and told-ya-so's and make me angry just flipping over the channel, and he wasn't even born until the war was over.