got one word for you...claustrophobia.
How do these
boys do it? In real life and in this highly detailed submarine
thriller. Not since Das Boot (German 1982) has the real
feel for the innards of these mechanical wonders been so aptly
portrayed. Throw into that wild realistic special effects and
some well, ( not stereotypical) cast actors and you've got one
hell of a war movie- I mean war movie.
U-571 doesn't ry to be all things to all audiences. It
is what it is.
U-571 is a wartime submarine with the ominous task of sneaking
behind Nazi lines to steal the war's most dangerous (in this movie
anyway) weapon- the Enigma encryption machine.
Tyler (Matthew "Bongo boy" McConaughheyhiddyho) is up
for the task.He and his man will succeed at any costs. Yadda,
know what I like, the mix of ages in command. When you see Hollywood's
older war flicks the commanders are all one foot in the grave
(AKA there best actors on retainer). However, WW2 had boy/men
thrown into combat as much as Vietnam. This movie keep true to
life on this and many other points. I liked it. Sure, the plot
and story line is obvious. The usual stow away, a blowing up here
and there. But the cinematography and the whole claustrophobic
feeling runs through every frame. High drama and intensity through
Saving Private Ryan and Hunt For The Red October,
they are looking for an quaze-intelligent audience that appreciates
war-stuff detail. It's here. Translation = guy movie. The upside
is all the studs crammed into each frame. Who can forget the continuous
merging of Hanks and Damon in SPR? Not me. I sat through
The Thin Red Line for John Cusack. Here, girls we find
a smartly coifed McConaugheyho six foot by six foot, and a cleaned
up post pubescent Bon Jovi to boot. For this alone see this.
"Independent movie guru and one of Hollywood’s greatest enigmas
" Kietel is up to his usual dynamic presence. What doesn't
this guy do well? Enjoy.
Recommendation: Dramamine and ginger ale.
Matthew McConaughy, Harvey Kietel, Jon Bon Jovi, and David "Family
by: Jonathan Mostow