«A film on a real war (and an unpopular and unjustified one at that) is tricky. The first part was nicely balanced without any apparent bias, but this second part seem lop-sided and pro war (that may not be your intent, but it can be interpreted that way). For example, all the U.S. soldiers were given names, so the audience can sympathize with them, but the "enemy" solders were simply called "terrorist 1" and "terrorist 2" (which dehumanizes them). Even if the goal of the film was to present a message, it's best to avoid using labels and to try to be more subtle about it (it's a problem I have myself in my message films, but still a goal to keep in mind). Apart from that, the film had some great mods and sets, and wonderful music. I hope you'll find some of this useful.»
American Hero part 2
«Excellent conclusion Smokstir, brilliant story and I loved the music choices. It was epic, heroic and very touching throughout. An emotional rollercoaster. I was particularly impressed with the mods and set dressing you did to recreate settings like Iraq. Very well done. The camerawork was excellent too, it added so much to the overall mood of the movie. I was really impressed with this. I just can't help thinking it would have been so much better with VOs though. I agree with what others are saying, you should definitely look at starting to use VOs in your films more. I know you can produce a good VOd film, you have done before. I would be more than happy to help, as I'm sure would a lot of other people. Anyway, great job with this, I loved it. Keep on filming
***** - 5 stars»
«Very nice continuation from part 1.
The only things I had a slight problem with were these:
The skulls on the ground in the beginning were a bit out of place. They really didn't belong.
The beard on the soldier, I know things are different from when I was in but I am pretty sure they still enforce the regulations on facial hair.
Other than that. Nice job»
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