Sunday, July 5, 2009
We Were Soldiers (Paramount 2002)
I knew there was a reason.
I knew there was a reason why I find most movies about the Vietnam War distasteful.
Most WWII movies aren't, but when it comes to Vietnam the Hollywood Left loves using it as a personal punching bag for their anti-military and anti-American views.
Then there is the Mel Gibson classic We Were Soldiers. Instead of making our guys look like a bunch of nutjobs, Gibson tells the true story of heroic young men and their families. You want to pull for these guys. You're heart will break when they fall, and you will rejoice when they stick it to the North Vietnamese.
What if stories like this made it out to the general public during the 1960's? Would the outcome of the war be different? Would Vietnam be a different place? Would America?
Here is the trailer...