Details: War drama starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman. Run time is two hours and fourteen minutes.
The movie was okay, but not worth its ticket price.
I’m not a fan of Brad Pitt or Shia Labeouf. Shia Labeouf’s public image is odd and makes his characters unconvincing. Brad Pitt has no range. People may enjoy looking at him, but he is the same character in every movie. He had no business being in Twelve Years A Slave. He was tolerable in this movie.
I will say Jon Bernthal was great. Actually, all the performances I’ve ever seen from him have been great. Walking Dead, Wolf of Wall Street, Bernthal adds credibility to a film and he does so here.
There are a number of ways to view this film.
It can be viewed as a poorly executed attempt at a historically accurate World War Two movie that tries to show the horrors of war.
It can be viewed as tank porn for tank-o-philes.
It can be viewed as an action B-movie with an excessive amount of violence.
If any of these appeal to you, then watch the movie. Otherwise, avoid wasting your time here.
Score: 4/10 Some of my friends enjoyed the movie after I told them it was bad. They likely enjoyed it because I set their expectations so low.