Flags of Our Father
Clint Eastwood expertly directs a film called Flags of our Father where he explores the history about the picture of the American flag that was planted on Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima. Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford and Adam Beach play 3 of the 6 soldiers who were still alive after hoisting the flag and were sent home to sell war bonds for their Country. The 3 men became instant celebrities but it takes a toll on each of their lives in different ways. This is a compelling film that feels honest with an ending that actually brings closure to the story. I have a few minor complaints and the first and biggest one is in the first confusing 15 minutes where it whips you around to different places and dates. I think I had a whiplash when I left the theater. Like I mentioned there are a few minor flaws but everything else is superb and I’m giving it an A- rating.
This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.