Worst War Movies?

Discussions on WW2 and pre-WW2 related movies, games, military art and other fiction.
Linkagain
Member
Posts: 454
Joined: 13 Apr 2021 18:04
Location: US

Re: Worst War Movies?

Post by Linkagain » 19 Nov 2021 19:23

Here a movie that kind of the irish Version of "The North star" "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" superifically its about the after math of the Irish War of Independnce of 1919-1922 and the Beginning of the Irish Civil War of 1922-1923 [lasted 10 months] and about how one brother is so fanatic for one [32 county} Ireland that he doesnt just disagree with his Pro-treaty brother he hates him for not becoming a 1916 martyr sacrafice.... what sets this movie apart is the open marxist-communist class rehoric class struggle...that the irish rebels shout to the British Empire.....In fact the only thing missing is the about to be executed rebel proudly proclaiming "The International".... :roll: ...............

Linkagain
Member
Posts: 454
Joined: 13 Apr 2021 18:04
Location: US

Re: Worst War Movies?

Post by Linkagain » 14 Dec 2021 17:37

1999 The Three Kings about three US Soldiers in Iraq who go off to find a gold treasure.....sounds familiaer say Kelly's Heros....HA HA

LineDoggie
Member
Posts: 648
Joined: 03 Oct 2008 20:06

Re: Worst War Movies?

Post by LineDoggie » 14 Dec 2021 21:51

Linkagain wrote:
26 Sep 2021 04:51
How about U-571? is it true they deviated from fact because it was the Royal Navy that captured an Enigma machune not the US?
The US nacy did capture a Uboat U-505....
Since it was actually the POLES who broke enigma it's got to be galling them that the British take credit all the time, and Hollywood steals it from the thieves of the UK.
"There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here".
Col. George Taylor, 16th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach

LineDoggie
Member
Posts: 648
Joined: 03 Oct 2008 20:06

Re: Worst War Movies?

Post by LineDoggie » 14 Dec 2021 21:56

Linkagain wrote:
17 Nov 2021 18:26
And then of Course is one of the top Worst War/Propaganda movies of all time:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salute_to_the_Marines

A good runner up was Von Ryans Express.....just cheesy

So propagandais is it it makes other average cliched propaganda Films Look GOOD! :thumbsup:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan_(film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_Island_(film)

ANd then was this one movie about a B-17 which flew from California..that arrives at Pearl Harbor after 7 December 1941 and then contiues alone on its merry way to the Phillippines.....(Sorry cant remember name) :roll:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britannic_(film)
Just read the summary the ship was sunk by a german mine..not german spy......
So all crap just like "Come and See" was?
"There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here".
Col. George Taylor, 16th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach

LineDoggie
Member
Posts: 648
Joined: 03 Oct 2008 20:06

Re: Worst War Movies?

Post by LineDoggie » 14 Dec 2021 22:09

Linkagain wrote:
17 May 2021 03:01
speaking on bad Movies there was a black/white Korean war movie about a patrol of US Army who have to fight there way back to friendly lines..in comic relief moment..Comedian Bob Newhart stars as a supply clerk who is delivering a case of typretitters when he gets lost...and drives into the squad....


Slow down a bit and get your details correct. your Bob Newhart movie is "Hell is for Heroes" with Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Fess Parker and is set in WW2 NOT Korea.

They also are not fighting there way back to American lines since they are already INSIDE American lines. the Squad is left in place as a diversion while the rest of the unit goes off on another mission

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUYMAD3 ... l=ladianoh

Most of these films you hate were never intended to be documentaries on ww2 but ENTERTAINMENT.

Accurate movies aren't necessarily good movies

"Theirs is the Glory" about Arnhem has great battles sequences and REAL German Armor (Tiger I, Panthers and German variant flammpanzer Char 2Bis) and filmed onsite but the dialogue so wooden it could float like a canoe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKzzEss ... erBiermann
"There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here".
Col. George Taylor, 16th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach

LineDoggie
Member
Posts: 648
Joined: 03 Oct 2008 20:06

Re: Worst War Movies?

Post by LineDoggie » 14 Dec 2021 22:35

Kirk Douglas DID play Patton

"Is Paris burning?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8oUSUN ... ordChannel
"There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here".
Col. George Taylor, 16th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach

Linkagain
Member
Posts: 454
Joined: 13 Apr 2021 18:04
Location: US

Re: Worst War Movies?

Post by Linkagain » 16 Dec 2021 11:53

The story of the one B-17 is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_(film)
A good idea but so propaganistic,,,,,,it was patheic :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
It took 6 months May-October 1942 to film (3 months to make 1 hour of film)
then even when it was finished by October 1942 too late by its orginal relase date of 7 december 1942 {Released Feb 1943)
Even if had been finished on time released December 1942 it wsa simply out of date,,,,,by that time B-17 had MG in their Tails.....
and so sterotyped....One crewman had a father who was in the Lafayette Edcadrille...another crewman is the father of a air force Officer who is fighting died in Phillipines....
BY contrast the Doolittle Raid of 1942 produced 2 movies I excellent and the other was even worse than Air Force.....
The Good one was the true Story the RUptured Duck 30 "30 seconds over Tokyo"
The Poor was was The Purple heart Corner of Doolittle raiders being tried in Japan...I think this i s the Movie where one POW kncoks out his captors...and in the midst of the Bombing Raid of Tokyo...drives a burning tanker Truck so the plane above can seen where to drop their Bombs....and is both Burned alive and blasted by his own countries Bombs..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Linkagain
Member
Posts: 454
Joined: 13 Apr 2021 18:04
Location: US

Re: Worst War Movies?

Post by Linkagain » 22 Dec 2021 03:59

Really terrible....
James Jones Books/Movies:
From here to eternity.......sterotyped love story background fosselixed US Army
The Thin red Line....Agree witha USMC Vet who was there ...no hills like they had in movie.....
Ironically there is a good movie on Guadacanal "Guadacanal Diary" :milwink: :milwink: :milwink:

In regard Rambo Movies...there like Rocky 2 et all dumb Dumber and enough to put you to sleep....Especially Rambo 3 where Rdumbo finally found his purpose in life...leading the
Peace love afghanistains..... tp victory........one movie even worse then that is
The patriot......The American Revolution .just wasnt like that....Movies usally dont get wars right....but what did you expect?

Return to “Movies, games & other fiction”