Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Stars:Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune
Year: 1968
 A friend recommended this movie to me telling me that it is a solid World War 2 movie.I had never heard of this movie before(this was 1997) but i was in the mood for a good World War 2 adventure movie.He conveniently forgot to mention that there is no adventure or action in the movie at all.It is nothing more than a dramatic experimental movie which bores you no end.The entire movie centers on two men,the talented Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune both of whom cannot save this stinker.
Marvin and Mifune play an American pilot and Japanese captain respectively who are deserted on an island.There they start a war of their own as each tries to hurt the other but not kill one another.After fighting for the entire movie they realize in the end that they need to work together in order to get off the island.They make a raft and manage to leave the island.
The movie has minimal dialogue which bores you even further.Directed by John Boorman this is a disappointing movie with no redeeming quality.Avoid it at all costs.

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