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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/9/2019 5:52:20 AM   
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Das Boot

Sky have re-made this classic. Watched the first episode and..... so far so very, very good!

Good cast, good feel to the production- the Germans talk German - and the story is not a simple re-hash of the original. There is a French resistance 'thing' seemingly going on too.

Really looking forward to the rest of this - and a second series is apparently in the offing



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Well I got through all 8 episodes of the first series. A bit of a mixed bag really.

Firstly, this is nothing like the original version - which is good because it would be incredibly difficult to match that, let alone top it.

So probably the best way to approach it is to ignore the title and just look at it as a WWII yarn set in occupied France. I think there was probably a 50/50 split, give or take, between the u-boat action and the action on terra firma.

The u-boat sequences were done well enough, although the actual storyline probably won't please the purists. Annoyingly the storyline takes the route so many (especially latter day) war films take and have too much in-fighting between the crew. I find this formulaic and often totally uninteresting.

The action on land is okay - although the storyline is a little simple and one or two scenes appear fanciful. I get the feeling that the story telling could have been made much more tense than was the case - I felt the suspense was missing and we are talking about the Gestapo here and a good old fashioned cat and mouse scenario so should not have been difficult to do.

But taken on its own, without any comparisons with the original, was this worth watching? Yes I think so, and certainly worth a second series.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/14/2019 7:50:17 PM   
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Cartoon parody of A New Hope. Commentators seem to think it is something else.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/16/2019 3:46:27 PM   
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Mmmm... just seen the first Disney teaser for Frozen 2 and it looks like Elsa has turned into Frozone....

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/17/2019 2:33:36 PM   
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Warspite1-I'm not on the forum much these days. Too much political trolling. But I thought I'd pop in a bit to let you know that we saw Lego Movie 2 last night. If you and yours liked the first one, this one is very strongly recommended as well.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/17/2019 2:53:53 PM   
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Warspite1-I'm not on the forum much these days. Too much political trolling. But I thought I'd pop in a bit to let you know that we saw Lego Movie 2 last night. If you and yours liked the first one, this one is very strongly recommended as well.
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Thanks for the tip. Will probably watch it as we really liked the first one. We saw How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World today and this was pretty good - better than the second offering, although not quite on a par with the utterly charming original. A fine feel good movie.




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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/17/2019 4:30:36 PM   
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Warspite1:

Fair notice:

This song's gonna get stuck inside your head.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/17/2019 5:14:40 PM   
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Warspite1:

Fair notice:

This song's gonna get stuck inside your head.
warspite1

Which song?


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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/17/2019 6:02:34 PM   
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Cartoon parody of A New Hope. Commentators seem to think it is something else.


Looks kind of goofy and dumb.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/18/2019 7:39:44 PM   
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quote:

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Warspite1:

Fair notice:

This song's gonna get stuck inside your head.
warspite1

Which song?



The "Catchy" one. You'll see.

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RE: What program/film/documentary are you watching now? - 2/18/2019 7:53:46 PM   
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Das Boot

Sky have re-made this classic. Watched the first episode and..... so far so very, very good!

Good cast, good feel to the production- the Germans talk German - and the story is not a simple re-hash of the original. There is a French resistance 'thing' seemingly going on too.

Really looking forward to the rest of this - and a second series is apparently in the offing





just finished the 1st series and it's quite good, the story anyway, the scenes and the acting, yes the sex scenes did nothing to add to it, other than spread it out somewhat, the ended was good, but it's not like the film story and that's a shame, but look forward to more all the same, thanks for recommending it

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