Saving Steven Spielberg.....Allright, it's pretty much all been said already but here goes.
Was it a good flick? Yes.
Did it have good characters? Some.
Was the action excellent? Absolutely.
People have compared this film to Schindler's List....no comparison, Schindler's list told a heart wrenching story of the holocaust as well as the mental and emotional facets of a greedy man overwhelmed by Good.
This is a movie about WAR....That's it.
Yeah War is HELL, we get that from the first 10 minutes of the film. The rest gets gratuitious...not to mention I saw it with a legion of fucking old ass bastards who cried through the whole damn thing....
I liked Tom Hanks, I liked the guy who looks like a fat Michael Madsen(The Sargent)...I even liked Ed Burns character.
But the "Interpreter" ruined the movie for me....At one point I actually shouted to the screen "Are you going to kill somebody in this fucking war or what?!"...at that point I was severely attacked with canes and watched the rest of the flick from the sticky, popcorn covered floor.
Who the hell would sacrifice 8 guys for one , no matter how many brothers he lost....and then the fucker won't go home when they find him, I'd a knocked his ass out with some morphine and carted the fucker home....
No big deal, blow the bridge, leave....no need for some all encompassing battle in the middle of Bumblefuck, France...
Just blow the bridge, and blow.
It was however the Special Effects people's best work....Anybody who rates this as Spielberg's best work is just playing with the man's balls.