«Cool movie. The action sequences were top notch, the voice acting was superb, the mods were great. What upset me though were the innacuracies in some of the costumes, when you would put in some British uniforms from WWI and put German helmets on american troops. I didn't like the part with the cows, either. Aside these points, it was a very special film.»
Memoirs of Meuse River
«Okay here we go
great storyline, and your historical facts are all correct (I think) Really good VO's. Good editing.
In my opinion, this is my only fault with the film:
WAY TOO MANY MODS!!!!! I think that you could've done the entire film without mods (Besides the snow) Next time, please use the actual game, not the mods.
3 1/2 out of 5»
« First of all the movie is great I'm with Casserik, about some of the things mentioned on those comments, but for goofparade I have been shot at with automatic weapons and bolive me they are loud especially when you are scared, but in all the movie kicks serious ass the battle scenes are awesome o sorry I almost forgot that tank was a Tiger tank not a Panzer, Panzers have lower turrets and shorter barrels overall a smaller tank, anyway again keep kicking ass! ROCK ON DUDE!»
«You did a good job of directing this, Pooka. But I did find somethings that made this movie feel exaggerated in some areas and to me some of the important dialogue felt rushed. First the good. You're fast movement with the camera and smart editing was amazing, it made the battle scenes actually feel like battle scenes. The VO cast in this movie did their job and did it well. The static covered voices from the radio were pretty damn neat too. But some of the one or two line characters were a bit below average. There was also the many blood overlays, which you used to try and make this movie really feel 'gritty' like in the old 'Band of Brothers' HBO series and it worked.
Now the bad. The first thing that I felt was unrealistic was the German troops at the beginning of the movie wearing S.S. black. Waffen S.S. wore camouflaged uniforms. S.S. only wore black as a formal uniform, at military parades or at concentration camps. Another thing that I felt was out of place was the sirens sounding when the bombers appeared. I couldn't really tell if they were German or Allied bombers, if they were Allied were the Germans sounding the air raid sirens and if so, why were there air raid sirens in the small village of Baston? Overall I think you've made an incredible movie Pooka. Though I would have liked to have seen more of an ending, it still gets my five stars. »
«Incredible opening music. I tought that the acting was overall very good, I found that the music worked really well too. Some of the voices were very loud in spots and bordering on distorting . Also, the gun shots were so, so loud that they obscured many lines that weren't shouted.
I enjoyed the flashback element to the story, it always puts it in perspective and adds emotion.
Overall, I enjoyed it.
«An incredibly realistic and moving portrayal of life on the battlefield.
The action sequences were the highlight here, a new standard for war films on TMO - especially enjoyed the sound and ambience.
This was a very well written piece which, along with the superb acting of the cast, created some wonderful quotes and moments.
Very nice work.
«Really dug this movie.
Superb acting from everyone. A great cast.
Nice battle scenes, so, some nice editing alongside that. Great sound effects also. Loved the ambiance (the added gunfire in the background) and great use of mod work. A nice story and historical battle to go with this epic, mini war movie.
I think everyone has summed it up, but, I will say this, the campfire in the snow scene is what did it for me...a classic quote "There is a hell...and were living in it right now" and to finish that quote "If this is hell, I can't wait to see heaven" - A memorable scene with some memorbale lines.
Overall, a great, dramatic war film. Greta work Pooka and all involved! »
«Jesus, this was realistic. Now, I've spent a deal of time studying history, and I'm proud to say I didn't have much of anything to nitpick about.
Everything about the lead voice actors was great. Their performance was like proffesional actors'.
The combat was so realistic, I felt like ducking and covering.
The mods. I mean seriously, was this some kind of mod expo? And they were all done so well.
Good credits too.
The Cons (Read: The Nitpicks)
TFoster seemed strange in a US uniform, given that he has a British accent.
There was a Canadian in a few scenes.
One soldier appeared to have long hair, but that may be me.
All in all, 4.5 stars»
«Great war movie. One of the best I've seen made with the movies. As a professional historian I find myself picking holes in uniforms, weapon choices and general inaccuracies. That wasn't a problem here, I felt a real sense of the Battle of the Bulge, the winter sets and snow mod were spot on. I thought a couple of the uniform choices a bit odd, but not enough to detract from the overall quality. The acting and script were excelent and all round I loved this film. Great job!»
«Goddamn it, Private, don't make me cry! That ending made me cry. Really. This is what you can do with The Movies, without fancy effects. This is-- I'm trying to find a word! But this film is to close to real! And the ending slightly reminded me of Flags Of Our Fathers by Clint Eastwood. TM's Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielburg's love child. This is the most amazing war film I've seen ever with The Movies. The acting is great, the story is amazing, this is just incredible. I can't forget this film. You've inspired me now, and made me tier up. Thanks!»
«Script A++(quality writing from staree), Performances A++ (how can we expect less with an array of talent lined up like this??), Direction A++ (not undermined by the technical glitches, as the overall substance and level of quality carry the picture through the occassional issue outside your control, anyway); as Mustachio26 says, the only thing it can be compared to is Saving Private Ryan and easily stands head and shoulders, chest and abdomen above any other WWII film done on The Movies so far, and will likely do so for a long time to come.... top marks all round.
Action packed, but that doesn't override or drown the dark undertone running through it, which it could quite easily have done; very high quality piece and highly recommended to anyone who wants their action with more depth and thought than explosions and gunshots. At it's heart, a very human piece outlining the effects of war. As stunning as a bazooka shell at close range and thought-provoking all through. Simply quality.»
«Memoirs of Meuse River is a Powerful and Gripping Tale of Psycholical Implications and Results of War Combat!!
Your cinematography was breathtakingly realistic with some truly gritty sequences, which were balanced well by some humain touching moments. I was stunned and shocked by some sequences that, although I should have expected, still came as a shock to me. All I'm going to say is "It's all clear sir!", had me reach out and hold my mouth in awe.
The cast were brilliant and the lead characters all carried this film through perfectly. I loved the blend of present and past times with flashbacks used appropriately and effectively!
The sound effects and attention to detail were a joy to the eyes and ears as you unleashed a no-nonsense barrage at the viewer. Wave after wave, the action sequences intensified until the edgy conclusion.
All in all, Memoirs of Meuse River is a stunning war drama that has exceeded all my expectations and placed itself as one of the best war films on TMO ever! if not the BEST!
Until the next time (King Kong Part Two ~ I Hope) ...
Nuke Well at Meuse River!!!!!!»
«A tense and gripping war movie, one of the best that TM has to offer, The battle scenes where brutal and showed no mercy, which made you feel some sympathy for the characters who where going through hell, The Sound was brilliant, it gave some great atmosphere to the movie, and the props and set dressing where beautiful!
Overall It was a great war movie which is the 'Saving Private Ryan' of TM.
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