Offensively stupid. A bunch of running around, jumping, impossible catapulting… Mermaids? Come on! And Blackbeard is a wizard now? Fuck this movie!
I’ve seen a few films in my time, so I don’t usually respond to weird movies with a simple wtf.
But this movie, wow… What the fuck was that all about?
You’d think that would earn it an immediate six out of six… But… No. Wasn’t that good! In fact; wasn’t that good at all!
Eastwood does an OK job of steering clear of the usual tripe you’ll find in most “serious” Hollywood-movies in his telling of the battle of Iwo-Jima for most of the film. However, he sadly choses to deal mostly with the ethics of the US war bond drive following our protagonists’ return home, offering very little new insight or emotional interest. That is until the ending, which is your typical voice-overed nationalist sentimental vomit we all expected in the first place. All in all an unforgiving use of a whopping 140 minutes. The flip side better be good to make up.