The Warning Flags Are Up: Eastwood’s “Flags Of Our Fathers”

On Flags Of Our Fathers (2006):

War and deception don’t go together.  I mean, war is horrifying enough without deception coming to pass.  Why, it’s so horrifying that your heroism nearly counts for nothing.

Here we have what Clint Eastwood’s movie about Americans at Iwo Jima is telling us, and the unsophisticated (though Republican) creator of 2004’s Million Dollar Baby again thinks he has made an important film.  In fact it’s worthless.  It’s tedious, often weakly acted, and its semi-pacifism over WWII is stupid.  Besides that, it gives way to the usual phony sensitivity, complete with guitar chords, of Eastwood’s oeuvre.

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