this is better than i remembered. a solid blockbuster about a very masculine notion of heroism. a kind of moby dick.
it's well made and particularly well paced. remarkably good at being readable and clear while still feeling chaotic.
extremely enjoyable. it's got it all: action, comedy & romance.
i'm a sucker for 'mise en abime' so i love all the stuff on stage.
it's clearly a crowd pleaser, and the equivalent of a blockbuster, but it's still so well-crafted, the dialogue and the fights are really good (the stunts are fantastic). maybe it's because there was still some enthusiasm, some sense of discovery, of pushing the medium.
i down know why i started watching this series but after a few minutes i knew i wouldn't be able to stop. i watched all 4 1/2 hours of it in a row. at the end i was sobbing.
it broke my fucking heart.
it's melodramatic as hell.
i like steven spielberg.
i found this to be one of the most powerful anti-war films i've ever seen. it is a war film completely devoid of heroism (except for one minor…