Flags of our Fathers

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Have you seen "Flags of our Fathers" and or "Letters from Iwo Jima"?

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Ah c'mon, I've seen Hogan's Heroes reruns better than them
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Flags of our Fathers

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:52 pm

I just finished watching Flags of our Fathers, it was a very good movie in my opinion; not Saving Private Ryan, Plattoon, Full Metal Jacket good but nevertheless a good movie.

I liked it because it went into the lives of the flag raisers on Iwo Jima not just nonstop bullets and blood although some of the brief gorey scenes was very realistic.

I do recommend for those who have not seen it.


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Post by Timberghozt » Fri Mar 16, 2007 7:49 pm

I read the book a while back and watched the movie las week.Fantastic movie..
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:35 am

I watched "Letters from Iwo Jima" last night, it is the counterpart movie to "Flags of our Fathers". I really suggest watching them both if you haven't seen them yet or watching the other if you have only seen one of them.

When watching "Letters", I noticed several parts of the movie that allowed the me, the viewer, to see the same action from "Flags" but rather from the Japanese soldiers point of view instead. You'd need to watch it to see what I mean.

2 more great movies by Clint Eastwood and 2 definate history lessons in my book.

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Post by Redmaxx » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:47 am

I liked the Letters from Iwo Jima better than Flags of Our Fathers. I liked how they tied the two movies together in parts of the second movie.
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Post by Cpt.Tamm » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:36 am

I liked Flags Of Our Fathers better..I don't know, but i don't like japs. :?
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:25 pm

I liked both of them equally as they told the same story but from both sides. I rented both and copied/burned them.
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Re: Flags of our Fathers

Post by Gunbunny » Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:29 pm

I need to get both copies for myself rather than borrowing them all the time and any one listen to Johny Cashes Ira Hayes? And also The Statler Brothers The Wall?
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