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Title: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Leon on 30 August 2018, 11:18:04 PM
There seems to be quite a few historical / war-themed films coming up over the next 12 months, so is anyone planning on watching any of these?

Hurricane:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s2poY9gTLE


T-34:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_cD3PgcVu0


The Captain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LANyo2O40lM


Operation Finale:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP5n5VFxiO4


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: petercooman on 31 August 2018, 12:26:49 AM
Looks like a few interesting ones. Had seen the Trailer for hurricane already, and will be watching that one!


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Steve J on 31 August 2018, 09:09:29 AM
Quite a few of those look to be of interest. Thanks for the 'heads up' :)


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Leman on 31 August 2018, 07:52:53 PM
Strange how the Earth was created in 1939.


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 August 2018, 08:09:18 PM
Henning Wehn says German history only starts in 1948, b3fore that, nothing!


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Leman on 31 August 2018, 09:17:44 PM
That goes some way to explaining the popularity of the Korean War as a gaming period.


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 10 September 2018, 08:40:41 PM
Opened the worm can here. You know that a sample of reviews will be:

"Officer's belt was one discontinued in 1942, totally ruled the 1944 atmosphere for me."
"That weapon wasn't issued until 2 months afre the end of the story - made a nonsense of the entire film".
"Tracer shooting from an MG 34 - ohhh the humanity!!!"
"Totally inappropriate tracks on the T34 for a winter battle - how can anybody watch this".

Then in 6 month's time.

"Nobody makes films aimed at a wargamer audience - the PC brigade strike again".


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: fsn on 11 September 2018, 08:04:10 AM
I tend to be quite charitable to film makers in this regard, but there are a lot of source materials out there so it's very often easier to get it right than get it wrong.

We've come a long way since M48 Tigers and M24 Shermans.  I think there's a trend to getting re-enactment societies involved, so standards are a lot better than they used to be. In fact, now that the authenticity of uniforms has gone up, the standards of writing seem to be plummeting.*  Perhaps I just didn't notice the poor script in "The Battle of the Bulge" because I was decrying the poor choice of armoured vehicle.



*Take "Fury". I have a large, well armoured but quite slow moving Tiger tank. I am in cover. I see 5 Shermans lined up nicely. I pop off a couple then charge over the open ground, closing the distance to a point where even a 75mm can do me serious damage, upsetting the gunner's aim and generally sacrificing all my advantages for a closer look at Brad Pitt.


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 September 2018, 08:10:03 AM
It's Brad Pitt, why wouldnt you!  8)


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Leman on 11 September 2018, 10:39:20 AM
One reason I really enjoy WWII films is that I donít game it, so know sod all about what gun goes where, how shiny SS boots should be etc. Unfortunately I do game an awful lot of the earlier periods, so get brassed off with TV documentaries showing French in Adrian helmets and British in shrapnel helmets whilst discussing 1914. I know there was less film footage then, but there were plenty of photographs (the French even had colour ones) and paintings. Iíd rather the masses did get a bit of education rather than pandering to the constant need for a moving image. Or are the politicians wrong and the British public actually is stupid  :d


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Westmarcher on 11 September 2018, 10:42:13 AM
Strange how the Earth was created in 1939.

Hopefully, this will help to redress the balance, Andy (although, already, I have seen some mumblings - but surely it cannot be worse than the historical cart crash that was Braveheart! ?).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-G1BME8FKw


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Leman on 11 September 2018, 10:54:35 AM
Who knows - at least RB doesnít appear to be covered in woad.


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 16 September 2018, 09:10:59 PM
I tend to be quite charitable to film makers in this regard, but there are a lot of source materials out there so it's very often easier to get it right than get it wrong.

We've come a long way since M48 Tigers and M24 Shermans.  I think there's a trend to getting re-enactment societies involved, so standards are a lot better than they used to be. In fact, now that the authenticity of uniforms has gone up, the standards of writing seem to be plummeting.*  Perhaps I just didn't notice the poor script in "The Battle of the Bulge" because I was decrying the poor choice of armoured vehicle.



*Take "Fury". I have a large, well armoured but quite slow moving Tiger tank. I am in cover. I see 5 Shermans lined up nicely. I pop off a couple then charge over the open ground, closing the distance to a point where even a 75mm can do me serious damage, upsetting the gunner's aim and generally sacrificing all my advantages for a closer look at Brad Pitt.


This might be the time to mention that Braveheart made use of Reenactment societies.



Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 16 September 2018, 09:12:25 PM
One reason I really enjoy WWII films is that I donít game it, so know sod all about what gun goes where, how shiny SS boots should be etc. Unfortunately I do game an awful lot of the earlier periods, so get brassed off with TV documentaries showing French in Adrian helmets and British in shrapnel helmets whilst discussing 1914. I know there was less film footage then, but there were plenty of photographs (the French even had colour ones) and paintings. Iíd rather the masses did get a bit of education rather than pandering to the constant need for a moving image. Or are the politicians wrong and the British public actually is stupid  :d

The politicians know, they simply aren't letting on.


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Leon on 01 November 2018, 08:25:43 PM
Indestructible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoEIpLeLZLk


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: pierre the shy on 01 November 2018, 08:54:49 PM
KV1 Strong  :)

Seems to be a lot of authentic kit used in this trailer.....looks pretty good, just need some sub titles.


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Sunray on 01 November 2018, 11:23:18 PM
Quote
This might be the time to mention that Braveheart made use of Reenactment societies.



Yeah ! The Irish Defence Force.  1,500 troops as extras at the Curragh.   Its still on youtube


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Leman on 10 November 2018, 07:57:14 AM
Watched Outlaw/King last night. What an improvement on Brave Heart! This time round the Scots actually looked like medieval Scots, no woad and no kilts, but plenty of padded linen protection (aqueton?). Some of the nobles sported mail and surcoats, not to mention some helmets and flat iron shields. Bruceís tactics using pits. stakes and the natural morass of the landscape was really well shown. I did notice that Tony Pollard was a historical consultant. Maybe slightly slower beginning than Brave Heart but a much more measured film with a superb finale of the Battle of Loudon Hill. Well worth a watch especially for those interested in medieval warfare.


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: d_Guy on 10 November 2018, 01:37:09 PM
Thanks for that review, Leman. The wife and I were debating whether to watch the thing (there is only so much time available), think we will now give it a go.


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: pierre the shy on 11 November 2018, 09:33:18 AM
I have been a busy boy today, just finished watching Outlaw King with Mrs Shy and I would echo Leman's commmets, well worth 2 hours of your time Bill  ;)


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: d_Guy on 11 November 2018, 09:02:24 PM
Thanks,
Scheduled for this week.


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: petercooman on 14 November 2018, 10:51:53 AM
Outlaw king was great! watched it yesterday and found it very nicely done. battle at the end is top notch!


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Womble67 on 14 November 2018, 03:15:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LANyo2O40lM

Me and the Wife watched the captain last night, we thoroughly enjoyed the film but couldn't understand his lack of compassion for his fellow deserters considering he was one

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: d_Guy on 14 November 2018, 05:25:58 PM
Wife and I watched the Outlaw King last night and both enjoyed it. With 45 minutes left I wondered aloud to my wife how they were going to get all the way to Bannockburn. But then saw what they did. Clever (and within budget)! Like the various nods to spiders and their webs.
In discussing its look compared to Braveheart my wife noted that only similarity seemed to be that the English donít come off very well!  :)


Title: Re: Upcoming Movies
Post by: Noktu on 14 January 2019, 05:29:25 PM
Something you guys might be interested in. Airs sometime 2019.

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/t8qjau.jpg)


https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8883486/