It seems like people generally really liked this when it came out, but not many people actually loved it. Now that I've seen it a second time I can say for sure that it is a fantastic piece of filmmaking, among the best films to come out in the last few years. It clicks for me, ticks off the right boxes. This is movie magic, the way visuals and sounds work together.. the dialogue that floats in and out and…
Most of the war sequences were very good. They had a professional feel and I loved all the small bits of setting up, technical stuff etc.
On a story basis, though, it completely falls flat. It's such standard stuff and it's boring from the very first cliched scene back home.
Clint still has it in some regards, and he really brings some brutality to war that feels real, though he went a bit overboard at one point. Or I don't know...
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Since I seriously started getting into movies somewhere around 6 years ago this has been my most anticipated movie ever. The only way to describe how fantastic it is, is to simply say that it not only lived up to my expectations but it rocked them and surpassed them and waved hello the second go around said expectations.
It would be impossible to get around to everything that is perfect here so I'll just mention a couple of standout things…