Passendaele ...the movie (2008)

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    Mar 02, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    Did anybody else who saw it have trouble following it?

    I tried watching it last night and it seems so disjointed. I had a hard time following the characters even.
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    Mar 02, 2009 5:47 AM GMT
    5Billion? What's with the inflation?

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    Mar 02, 2009 5:49 AM GMT
    Yeah, I don't think anyone's going to post on this thread regarding Passendaele. I think the big news is that you've served more than McDonald's.
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    Mar 02, 2009 5:51 AM GMT
    Bleck stopped watching 40 mins in...there are much better Canadian films like...Ginger Snaps icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 02, 2009 6:08 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidI think the big news is that you've served more than McDonald's.


    He's almost up there with serving as many as Pattison.
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    Mar 02, 2009 5:13 PM GMT
    Caslon5billion saidDid anybody else who saw it have trouble following it?

    I tried watching it last night and it seems so disjointed. I had a hard time following the characters even.


    I found it uneven, but overall I liked it because I thought the war scenes were very well done (if a bit graphic). From what I have read and heard from relatives who were there, World War I was especially brutal for the fighting soldiers. I remember my Grandfather (he commanded an artillery gun crew) telling me how he lost his hearing in his left ear because his crew did not wake him up when they started firing again. He had been awake for 60 straight hours and they felt sorry for him. It was typical though of those that served, that they never talked about their war experiences. He did not talk about them until his 90th birthday in 1978. It gives an indication of how traumatic the memories were.

    It is hard for people alive today to imagine what an impact World War I had on Canada. For a country with only 8 million people (about the same population as Chicago), to lose 60,000 military personnel is equivalent to the USA losing about 2.28 million people in the Iraq war.

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    Mar 02, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidYeah, I don't think anyone's going to post on this thread regarding Passendaele. I think the big news is that you've served more than McDonald's.


    LOL!!!
    and that's a lot of LOLCATS! icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 02, 2009 5:38 PM GMT
    xKorix saidBleck stopped watching 40 mins in...there are much better Canadian films like...Ginger Snaps icon_biggrin.gif


    Hmmmm Ginger Snaps. Best... Film... Ever...

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    Mar 02, 2009 8:42 PM GMT
    Redheadguy tried to taunt me with Caslon5billion....see if you can find where and why .... icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 02, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
    xKorix saidBleck stopped watching 40 mins in...there are much better Canadian films like...Ginger Snaps icon_biggrin.gif

    HHAHAHAHA....that's just what I did. ... icon_biggrin.gif .... I just wanted to check to see if I wasnt understanding something.
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    Mar 02, 2009 11:46 PM GMT
    Caslon5billion said
    xKorix saidBleck stopped watching 40 mins in...there are much better Canadian films like...Ginger Snaps icon_biggrin.gif

    HHAHAHAHA....that's just what I did. ... icon_biggrin.gif .... I just wanted to check to see if I wasnt understanding something.


    Pity, the best part of the movie was the last half. The battle scenes were pretty exciting and realistic. Passchaendaele really was hell on earth as a battle from what I have read and pictures I have seen.