Battle in Seattle
Thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 (World Trade Organization). Although it began as a peaceful protest with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, it escalated into a full-scale riot and eventually, a State of Emergency that pitted protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard.
- Stars:André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé, Woody Harrelson, Martin Henderson, Joshua Jackson, Ray Liotta, Tzi Ma, Ivana Milicevic, Connie Nielsen, Michelle Rodriguez, Rade Serbedzija, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, Christopher Jacot,
- Country:Canada, USA, Germany
- Director:Stuart Townsend,
- Writer:Stuart Townsend
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(de) wrote: Great movie especially for prior service.
(it) wrote: Casts: Tony Leung (Zhou Yu); Takeshi Kaneshiro (Zhuge Liang); Zhang Fengyi (Cao Cao); Chang Chen (Sun Quan) Wei Zhao (Sun Shang xiang). A sprawling war epic indeed which is based on an AD 208 Chinese battle. After the fall of the majestic Han dynasty, China was split into three large kingdoms. Red Cliff was released in two parts, totalling almost five hours. Red Cliff tells the story of the pivotal Battle of Red Cliff. Directed by King of action genre, John Woo. After making his mark in Hollywood, he returns to his Asian cinema roots. Watch it for the magnificient locations and lush costumes, the colossal scenes of armies in battles.The fight sequences were pure spectacle. My Favourite Asian actor, Tony Leung brought about a fine balance of brains and brawn to the Zhou Yu character. Apparently the role was suppose to be portrayed by another well known veteran actor, Chow Yun Fatt. How I felt that after watching Tony Leung's luminous portrayal, I doubt Chow could bring that particular character to life. Takeshi Kaneshiro was also brilliant in his role. Don t miss this one,John Woo's Red Cliff is the real deal. An extraordinary film.
(us) wrote: Babes, Rocket Launchers, Blow-up dolls, and a snake with cancer! I dare you to hate this movie.
(mx) wrote: This was a really cute movie.
(us) wrote: I probably was a baby when this movie came out, and growing up I watched the Cosby Show. The first time I watched this movie I was probably 10, and I recognized it being Bill from his voice, because he looked alot younger in the film, but he has always been funny. Two great actors, and a wonderful film.
(mx) wrote: Why choose Hollywood when you can choose Pearl Harbor?
(gb) wrote: Loved it!! Glenn Miller music and a funny story...what more could a person want?!
(br) wrote: Grand Illusion is an unquestioned masterpiece. It belongs on any short list of the greatest movies of all time. In 1937, film acting was still almost always stiff and mannered. When looking at films of this era, one often grades them on a curve. No one expects Method acting, no one expects natural dialogue that sounds like how humans actually speak. By the thirties, we were in our first real generation of film actors; no longer were movies burdened with hack stage actors who never learned how to modify their performances for this much more intimate medium, as in the early silent era. For nearly 30 years, Mary Pickford had been showing actors how relate emotions with simple, honest reactions. But in 1937, it was still difficult to find movies that weren't marred with one-dimensional characters and hokey acting styles. Grand Illusion's performances breathe with unparalleled natural humanity. Every actor in the movie rings true, most of all Jean Gabin, who would be a star in any generation. Pierre Fresnay evokes an early day Trevor Howard with the subtle nobility of his Captain Boeldieu. No one ever sounds like they are acting. Everyone is just TALKING, every word they say sounds true. The acting alone in this movie is 30 years ahead of its time.However, I'm not going to let this review get too rosy. This is a war movie without battle scenes. It mostly takes place in officers' POW camps. The German commandants, especially Erich Von Stroheim's Von Rauffenstein, go out of their way to make internment comfortable for their prisoners. Prisoners are lightly punished when they are caught attempting escape. They allow the prisoners to receive packages from home, sometimes permitting the prisoners to eat better than the German guards. Things don't even really get hard for the characters until they escape and start their long hard trek to the Swiss border.Honestly, these camps don't seem like a terrible way to ride out a war. Why escape the camp, rejoin your regiment and get thrown back to the front lines? Could internment like this have possibly existed in the reality of a famously brutal war like World War I, a war where the treatment of POWs required the initiation of the Geneva Conventions after its conclusion? Of course not. Grand Illusion is a rosy, unrealistic depiction of war - the truly grandest of illusions. One might even call it a Hollywood treatment of war, except that even the most whitewashed American war drama wouldn't attempt a portrayal of war with such minimal hardships.This is not really a war movie. It's about the bringing together of men of different nations, different social strata, different points of view, and how they bond under the stress of looming death. It's about the differences and the similarities between us all. It's not a realistic depiction of war. It is still a masterpiece.
(gb) wrote: robert downey jr AND kiefer sutherland? yes!
(es) wrote: This kind of seemed like it couldn't be boring, but Generation Iron fails to capture the enthusiasm of its subjects. Instead the film is over long and boring. I think I fell asleep for a moment during this film.
(ca) wrote: Truly horrendous. Hilarious because of the absurdity.
(jp) wrote: Would like to see at some stage. Really wanted to see this controversial film about the art dealer who had a friendship with Hitler.