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The biggest disappointment for me is all the cgi B-17's.


Kinda hard to film an authentic combat box with what....6 B-17s?...still left flying.


I don't expect every one to not be cgi, but some of the ground scenes/close ups would have really benefited from a physical aircraft



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I want to love it. I don't think it is very good yet. I really want it to get better. The cgi is poor quality. I have watched video games that look more realistic. I think it would have been better to "meet" the characters earlier, ie in training.

I will continue watching but so far it is disappointing.
 
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I think if they hadn't of hyped it as much as they did I might have a little different opinion. It's not bad, but not great either. I went in expecting a lot more. So far it's very forgettable.



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I want to love it. I don't think it is very good yet. I really want it to get better. The cgi is poor quality. I have watched video games that look more realistic. I think it would have been better to "meet" the characters earlier, ie in training.

I will continue watching but so far it is disappointing.


Kind of agree. The air stuff is OK for the most part, but the non-mission stuff is generic 2020s fake drama. Guys fighting on the wing of a parked B-17? Getting philosophical about war while watching an air raid? Plus does no one pay a light bill? Almost all of the interior building scenes are too dark. It’s one thing in a blacked out bar at night in the UK, but in daylight? Thinking of the bar in Greenland and meetings in the CO’s office.
 
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Apparently it is also using "On a Wing and a Prayer" by Crosby

I read this book in the 90's and I loved it. Really excited for this series.



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They forgot, "Tell my wife........I love her....". Big Grin


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I won't be watching it because I have a hard-on for anything Apple, but it doesn't sound like I'm missing much.

I did watch the trailer thought to myself "Obnoxiously obvious CGI and dorky dialogue." Good to know I'm not the only one.




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I want to see the characters fill out more. If so, I believe I will enjoy it.



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I'm liking it so far. However, I'm easily entertained and am not a certified movie critic.
 
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I tried watching the "sneak peak" of Episode 1 that was posted in this thread. I made it about 2:30 before I turned it off.

It's the same scene that is in SO many other war movies - They Were Expendable, Tora Tora Tora, and a lot of others. Last night at the bar with the buds and/or girls before heading off to war. It's been overdone and done much better previously.

**Yawn**



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I have watched 2 episodes and find it underwhelming, but will keep watching and hope it improves.
Better than most of the junk being put out now!
 
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Airsick Navigator makes it through flight school?

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Not only airsick but incompetent. Nearly gets them killed because he misses England. He would instantly get swapped out, he is going to get someone killed. I would prefer a solid middle of the road navigator to one who has flashes of brilliance but also periods of uselessness. Total Hollywood bs.

I recommend everybody go watch 12 O'Clock High and report back on solid WWII aviation movies.
 
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"He said... 'toss the salt'"!

I am going to speak from my experience.


No movie/character can bring the reality of what those who have ever lived this.

It just cannot.

It does not take long in these type of movies for me to disconnect from the "Hollywood" and find myself connecting to what and who I knew.

I maintained and flew with, met and knew guys from WWII, Korea, and in my era, Vietnam and through Desert Storm.

I have a hard time watching these "tellings". I often find I avoid them for a very long time, then watch them, stopping them, and often not coming back for a long time, to see them through.

Once you start finding the "pattern recognition" of places, things and people, it just gets to be a bit much.

But, I always home, that others will take away that the folks who experienced all of these "memes/tropes", were real, flesh and blood people, and none of them wanted what was placed in front of them, but almost all, faced and accepted the things that were put there.

And now, as I often do, I invoke Forrest Gump...




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Sigmonkey, I agree completely with your point of view. I am willing to overlook a lot of formulaic details in the plot to reward and encourage filmmakers who conscientiously set out to help people imagine much more vividly than otherwise possible what war was like for those who fought it.

For me, I rely much more on autobiographies such as Eugene Sledge's With the Old Breed for first-hand reports of war. But then, Spielberg used Sledge as one of his characters in The Pacific.


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I haven't seen this much vomit since Team America.



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Article compares BOB and MOTA.

Like many here, I've found MOTA a bit underwhelming. I never really expected it to eclipse BOB and the Pacific given the nature of what is/was portrayed. This article hits the main points of other things concerning then vs know.

BTW, I see no need to include the Tuskegee story- it's been done (one very good movie and one crappy one). They are pandering, IIRC, the Tuskegee groups were in the the 15th not the 8th.



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After 2 episodes, I'll keep watching, but it's not even remotely in the same wheelhouse as Band of Brothers.




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I have not watched it yet. Just wanted to mention that none of us are the target demographic. That would be gen z and the millennials.



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