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Monday, June 23, 2003

WindTalkers 

Has anyone seen WindTalkers? I did, even though most of the critics warned against it. Well once again they were quite wrong. I'm not going to go into detail over the plot, the execution (puns intended), or the acting - only that I was completely stunned by the reverence that it showed to what I'm going to guess is the real issue facing soldiers in duty. I bought an actual copy from the video store and saw it for the second time a little while ago; and noticed that although it was obvious and upfront about the story and subplots, the first time through I was lost in the emotion and didn't notice all the subtle mirroring and character developement in such a small space as a battlefield. I really don't want to ruin it for you (actually, I'd like to I'm just too damn tired) so I'm just going to say that it is a very rare movie indeed - for who would expect that in such a dark, heavy, dreary environment (fatigued soldiers "watching" each others backs ominously) would you find a movie that actually motivates us to care?

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