Eastwood Stumbles with Flags

General George Patton once said that the best strategy ever devised can be quickly rendered useless by the application of lousy tactics, while a flawed strategy can be rescued by practicing sound tactical principals.  In the case of moviemaking, the technological marvel of computer generated images (CGI) and the performers are the tactical tools used to accomplish the strategic objective of bringing a movie's story and action to the screen.  Unfortunately, the amazing CGI effects and the strength of the cast can't entirely lift Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers out of the realm of mediocrity. The movie revolves around remembrances of the survivors of the six men who raised the US flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in February of 1945.  We see that informal interviews are being conducted about the battle and its aftermath, but don't fully understand the connections until the end of the movie, when it's finally revealed that the son of the Navy...(Read Full Article)

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