When RAF pilot dangling in parachute guns down German soldier with pistol (which does not look much like the kind of sidearm RAF pilots might carry anyway to me)
I groaned...yeah, right. Happened all the time..shot-down pilots dangling helplessly in trees opened fire on enemy infantry troops on ground below them..it would make sense to do so.
I persevered a little longer...kid's initial meeting with hiding in convenient hunting foxhole RAF pilot was just as ridiculously choreographed..'hands up...turn around slowly ..." lol..
that looked more like an episode of COPS where they are busting a carload of Homies after a high-speed chase.
sorry, a few minutes later, I gave up...if ending improved , that's a shame for me, because first half of movie lost me so badly I ejected and put it back in case..I certainly could not see signs of a 7/10 imdb review for it at that stage, it is too ridiculous.
too many younger day video gamers are writing today's war movie scripts, I feel..obviously EU movies are as bad or worse than US made ones for this issue.
heckles Â» Fri Nov 20 2015 05:03:40 Flag â¼ | Reply |
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The German soldiers in the movie looked much too young and well-equipped to be rear area soldiers, esp. if we're depicting 1945. This isn't the first movie I've seen this in, however; it's a phenomenon I call "The Rear Area Stormtrooper Convention."
Love tryst and thundering planes.
Set during the Korean War, this picture features the fine talent of Robert Mitchum as Major Cleve Saville and a young fresh faced Robert Wagner as the cocksure Lt Ed Pell. As the war rages, and the airmen deal with the pressures that come with the service, Saville starts to fall in love with the wife (a very weak May Britt) of one of his men, thus adding further pressures to a company growing weary by the day. The Hunters, based on the novel written by James Salter, is a very solid picture, perhaps bogged down by it's determination to give the picture emotional heart, it never the less thrills with its aerial sequences and is awash with glorious colour that new televisual technology can enhance, it's also a film that definitely needs to be seen in widescreen.
By not outstaying its welcome, The Hunters is the perfect film for genre fans who find themselves stuck in the house on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Though Mitchum of course oozes his usual screen presence here, he is playing second fiddle to the F-86 Sabres that are swishing about the bright blue sky, dog fighting with the Migs (well F-84 Thunders cunningly disguised as Migs) and thus giving the picture the necessary action quotient. Films set in the Korean War are few and far between, so to at least have a film like The Hunters to view when in the mood is surely a really good thing. 6/10