Friday, September 7, 2007

Movie Review: Rescue Dawn


Featuring: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn

Genre: action, war

Plot: American pilot struggles to escape after being shot down and captured in Laos

Acting: brilliant, there’s no other word to describe it

Drama: captured by enemies, forced to eat maggots and snakes, determined to stay alive and go back to his job, fighting in the war

Action: plane fighting, crash, shooting guards, burning down village, journey through the jungle

Funny: the dialog was extremely funny in places as well as Dieter’s behavior

Visuals: stunning, in spite of the starving bodies of the prisoners

Soundtrack: too focused on the movie to pay attention to it

Comments: It’s a war movie. Still it’s a funny was movie. In the same time it’s touching, and moving and so realistic especially since the public knows by now that it was inspired from a true story, that you can’t possible be left senseless when it ends. True there are moments when it makes you wonder if this is exactly how things happened and whether Dieter wasn’t a bit crazy to begin with but Christian Bale does a fantastic job portraying him. So even if Bale seems to be a little masochistic with the length he goes when acting in his movies, as long as he doesn’t harm himself too much, cause we do want to see more of him in the future, we can only be happy with his performance.

Rating: 4/5

No comments: