Flags of Our Fathers
Flags of Our Fathers review
A perfection companion to Letters From Iwo Jima. The film revolves around United States Marines of the 28th Marine Regiment, Sgt. Mike Strank, Pfc. Rene Gagnon, Pfc. Ira Hayes, Cpl. Harlon Block, Pfc. Franklin Sousley, Sgt. Hank Hansen, and Pfc. Ralph Ignatowski, and John "Doc" Bradley. Adam Beach was effective, Ryan Phillippe's sincere approach to the character was good while the rest did a wonderful job with the supporting role. The camera work and cinematography made you feel you were there, battle scenes were authentic. Screenplay was wonderful with lines like: "One hell of an experience." from Mike and "That island saved a lot of lives." The score was apt and endearing. Flags of Our Fathers is a powerful underrated film of heroism, friendship, commercialism, fabrications, effects of war, memories, family, racism, lies, and friendship. This reviewer enjoyed this more than Letters From Iwo Jima despite some slow scenes unrelated to the movie, but because of the beauty of how everything was created from a skilled legendary actor.