I was on the Too Scary; Didn't Watch podcast to discuss one of my favorite John Carpenters and frankly one of my favorite movies period.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I absolutely get why people like this movie. It is a brutal and visually-impressive depiction of the mind-numbing violence and chaos of the First World War. It shows, unflinchingly, what it might have actually looked like to fight in those trenches.
For as good as that might be, however, it is not "All Quiet on the Western Front."
Erich Maria Remarque 1929 novel is not about the violence and chaos of The Great War, although that is an important part…