From: San Antonio, TX
My oldest son and I watched Tora! Tora! Tora! last night. What a superbly done move - a genuine effort at faithfully documenting history. It doesn't have the creative "touch" of something like Saving Private Ryan or Titanic, but it also doesn't suffer from the excesses sometimes entailed in story telling. But the movie is well paced, dramatic, and does a dadgum remarkable job of telling the story from both sides.
As I was watching it, I couldn't help but think about TMTSNBN. It really is a stinking pile of poo from an overheated jungle bat.
P.S. Outline for posts to follow:
A. Most players shall chime in and agree that TMTSNBN is a stinking pile of poo from an overheated jungle bat. Without exception, these are sensible and well-adjusted individuals who undoubtedly will become leaders of men and nations.
B. A few players shall chime in and say that TMTSHBN was good. Ninety-eight-point-seven percent of these miscreants will cite Kate Beckinsale as the primary reason for its quality.
C. The thread will then go off on tangents about other Pacific Theater movies and whether they are good or bad.
TMTSNBN is a stinking pile of poo from an overheated jungle bat. However, Kate Beckinsale was the primary reason for any residual quality that the movie did have.
I once saw a movie about some guys in the jungle during WWII. It was a good movie. Don't remember the title, but I remember thinking, 'geez, these guys must reek'. I mean, they were always sweating, covered in dirt, had poor latrine access and so forth. I wonder how the movie would have been with 'smell-o-rama'.
I think I read recently that there's a new kid's movie coming out with scratch-n-sniff discs that kids are supposed to scratch at the appropriate time during the movie. True 4-D immersive experience. I wonder how they make those scratch-n-sniff cards? Any chemists in the group? Are these powdered esters that they glue to the card? How does that work?
Wait...what were we talking about again?...