Well, one more movie I won't be seeing...(then again)
Flags of our Fathers, according to this WSJ Online editorial/review is little more than an anti-war propaganda piece masquerading as a WWII movie.
For 61 years, Americans have believed that the flag-raising on Iwo Jima was our country captured in its finest moment of teamwork, courage, triumph. For the next 61 years, thanks to Clint Eastwood's new film "Flags of Our Fathers," many Americans will think of it as a symbol of crass salesmanship, sleazy opportunism and even racism.
The book on which it's based by James Bradley sounds like a good read though. I'll have to check it out.
Go read the whole article and let me know what you think.
UPDATE- Apparently Michael Medved liked the movie, so I'll do some more digging and see what others are saying as well.
UPDATE II- A new commenter, Reel Fanatic has a review up of the film as well and says it's worth seeing. His review is here- Reel Fanatic
So, I'm rethinking my position on this one.
Tags- Movies, Anti-War