Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Great Escape (Movie Review)

First, do not see this movie if you expect a Hollywood ending. This is a realistic movie accurately based off actual events. Even though the movie stars Steve McQueen it is not a movie revolving around him. The story is about a camp, and what that camp did to mess with the Germans as they attempted a brazen escape. Expect to cry and to cheer. And don't watch this movie right before you go to bed, least not if you want to sleep. While there is surprisingly little violence that story and the effort and all of the movie stays with you and turns in your head long after the credits roll. I do recommend the movie, though. It deserves to be a classic, as it is. Hopefully you will also be encouraged to thank those who have faithfully serve(d) this country. After all, if you don't stand behind our military, maybe you should stand in front of them.

This movie was not rated when released, but I believe it would be rated today as PG-13.

2.5 out of 5 stars.

P.S. The well loved TV series Hogan's Heroes was inspired by this story.

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1 comment:

TBT said...

This is one of the greatest WWII movies ever. I think it is McQueen's best.