Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Fabulous Movie Review©

Rescue Dawn
Released: 7/27/2007
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Length: 2 hrs 5 mins
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Based on the true story of an American pilot shot down in Laos and imprisoned in a POW camp, I thought the movie had flashes of brilliance but mostly it had a "B" movie quality to it. Its not bad, just not as polished and realistic as I expect a Christian Bale movie to be.

Update:One thing that bugged me about Rescue Dawn that I forget to mention, is that they are always whispering. It made it very hard to hear the dialog without turning the stereo up, but then guns would be shot or Laotians would start yelling and it would blow my ear drums out. Yes, I get it. They are prisoners and needed to discuss their plans quietly, but still, secrecy can be portrayed better than just whispering throughout the movie.

7.0 out of 10


mike gagne said...

i saw this movie when it first came out, but im pretty sure i remember looking up the story afterwards and being disappointed because they changed too much of the actual story.

gagknee said...

really? that figures.