Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Thin Red Line (1998)

Fear is what stands out in my mind watching The Thin Red Line

American soldiers fighting the Japanese during the Second World War are scared of what's going to happen. Death is a real possibility.

There's a lot of voiceover prattle in this movie - most of which this movie fan doesn't get.

Fast forward through those parts if needed and settle in with a war film that drew far less movie-goers than Saving Private Ryan.

RATING: 8/10

FUN FACTS: Jim Caviezel was Jesus in The Passion of the Christ and the title character in Wyatt Earp in 1994.

The Thin Red Line was director Terrence Malik's first feature film in 20 years. Days of Heaven was released in 1978. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture, director and cinematography, but won none.

That's John Savage as Sgt. McCron.