Author Topic: World War II Marathon: Cross Of Iron (1977)  (Read 1044 times)

Bill Thompson

  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 17562
  • DOOM!!!!
    • Bill's Movie Emporium
World War II Marathon: Cross Of Iron (1977)
« on: March 24, 2010, 12:11:17 PM »
Cross Of Iron (1977)

A very wise man recently made a point that I find myself agreeing with the more I think about it, most anti-war movies are inherently pro-soldier. Looking back at most war movies I am a fan of that happen to have anti-war messages I am finding that those movies hold true to this point. Despite itís brazen disregard for military officers Cross Of Iron would also fall into the anti-war/pro-soldier category. Sam Peckinpah loves the common soldiers, itís the officers he canít stand. I donít think the anti-war/pro-soldier theme is a major one in Cross Of Iron, or most war movies actually, but it is there and recognizing that does add another dimension to the film.

You can read the rest, here.