Friday, July 10, 2009

Haiku Review: Home of the Brave

Home of the Brave (2006):

War drama derails

Despite genuine intentions

50 Cent sucks at acting too

(Tomorrow, the final haiku review of the reprehensible Redacted.)


CI-Roller Dude said...

Dude, I hate to tell you this...but you'll just get frustrated thinking a movie (or TV show) will be real when it comes to war (or police work).
It's hollywoodcrap. It has to make money...and it's done by some poge who's never been in a real war...
I like to count the errors in uniforms, weapons, rank and silly things like most war movies.
Now, go watch Hogan's Heros, or Combat DVDs for a real laugh.
Hollywood doesn't care if they get it right (there are a few good ones)

The Gaelic Wife said...

My Daddy was D+13 in WWII. He said that the opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan was the most realistic war movie he ever saw. Some movies get it right. Doesn't sound like 50 Cent and Home of the Brave got it right.

Alex Horton said...


I know war movies will never be 100% realistic, but going that extra mile really pays off. Black Hawk Down is pretty close to the actual thing (listen to the soldier's commentary on the collector's edition for what they get right and wrong). Not only do they get the facts right, but the lingo, uniforms, equipment - it's all there.

Hollywood will always take liberties with war stories to make it a sellable story. Doesn't mean they shouldn't get as close as possible.

Anonymous said...

No review of Lions for Lambs?

Just a guy said...

50 Cent should have been the technical advisor for the "getting shot" part.

CI-Roller Dude said...

Some directors, writers, producers etc will make the extra effort to get it correct. Maybe we should start an "Army, Marine Dudes" approved list of movies.
I got to "escort" the dude who wrote Band of Brothers etc. He was a good sad he died.
Tom Hanks is one who'll try to get stuff correct. B.H. Down was good... But, if you watched 99% of the movies made about war, most have stereo types, stupid lines, incorrect equipment...and they never show the machine gunners picking up the damn brass and links to clear out a veh or fighting position.
Sometimes I just watch to laugh and see them blow the --it out of the bad guys.
The absolute worst modern TV show about war was "Over There" It came out when I was over there, and we called it "Over crap"
Keep up the great blog...

Anonymous said...

that movie was mad corny