The Big Red One
Directed by Samuel Fuller
I have written quite a few reviews today but we are ending on a rather dull note. The most remarkable feature of this film for me will always be that Mark Hamill is in it, which is the first time I have seen him in something other than Star Wars. Exciting stuff.
The film follows the movements of the 1st Infantry Division during World War II. That's about as specific as I can get, as there isn't a linear plot, so to speak. That's the story I am sticking to anyway. There probably was a specific story, but I missed it because I was so bored.
If I am going to see a war story, I prefer when the conflict is the backdrop (such as in The Last Metro) than watching the actual fighting. I also found the ending to be a bit ridiculous, but I don't want to give away spoilers.
Entirely skippable, but there have been really good movies lately, so let's not let this dampen our spirits.
Director Samuel Fuller served in World War II.
Fuller originally submitted a four hour long cut. It was rejected by the studio, thank god.