During the last days of The Great War, a group of American soldiers are sent behind enemy lines to rescue a lost platoon. Lt. Rivers (Bates Wilder) is in charge of the operation and he will stop at nothing until his squadron is back to safety. 'The Great War' is an action packed story of how far men will go in the face of incredible danger.
2.5 Would be a more appropriate rating!
- The Great War review by AA
Interesting film covering the final days and hours of WW1 with a company of US soldiers sent to rescue a lost platoon and become embroiled in the last desperate efforts of the Germans to retain ground before the armistice kicks in! Added to the complexity is the the mix of US soldiers some of whom don't want to mix with Negro colleagues but are forced to, to hold their positions. Not a great film but an interesting one with its focus on how necessity forced the US troops to bond and save the day!
I have noticed wth this film and others from the same film company, a couple of things which affect all their films. The colour filters give off a kind of purple hue when filmimg. This gives good clarity but has an unatural resonace with it. The unforms/'dress are all perfectly presented and not in keeping with the action... the action however is REALLY well done, some of the best I have seen. It's just that I see this film and others from this film company, a bit theatrical and 'amateur'. What really spols it for me is the unecessary American Jangoism and over the top patriotic sludge which accompanies it at the fnish. Conclusion - Great Action - Good Acting - Great Music, Whats left is crap. Not recommended.