Flags of Our Fathers (2006): Brief Review

Flags of Our Fathers directed by Clint Eastwood (2006), is a film about the raising of the American flag in WW2 in the Pacific and those who had a part in it (even those who were falsely assumed). It shows the arrival and horrors of war without explicit vison of it, the heaving of the flag, and the aftermath including the legacy. The one part that I liked more than any other was the way it leafed back and forth through time to link experiences and meaning. It’s fairly typical that the effect can cause the story to be jumbled and disconnected. However, this was a fairly well done execution of that effect. The acting is done well but not above bar of what to expect in a well funded war film. The film sounded and looked really good with the only exception being the portion in the stadium. Overall, this was an informative dramatic retelling of a once mistold story. It is interesting but more than a bit bland in comparison to other WW2 films with equally as dry but informative topics about the war. Not unwatchable but will make you feel every minute of it.

Watched on Amazon.

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