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Flags of Our Fathers

A Movie Reel

Flags of Our Fathers: 6 out of 10.

I thought Flags of Our Fathers would be better.  Directed by Clint Eastwood, it tells the life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima.  That sounds like it's going to be pretty awesome.

It's not bad at all, it's just not nearly as good as I hoped it would be. The recreation of the battle scenes reminded me of the superior Saving Private Ryan and the survivor guilt, which is really the meat of the story, unfolded at a rather slow pace.

It's good, but it should have been better.  I hear Letters from Iwo Jima is just that.

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