The harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Drama, History, War
Stars: Ava Michelle Thompson, Alexander Goldstein, Jonathan Majors, Glen Powell, Christina Jackson, Thomas Sadoski, Joe Jonas, Joseph Cross, Daren Kagasoff, Serinda Swan, Nick Hargrove, Boone Platt, Matt Riedy, Logan Macrae, Spencer Neville, Kenneth Trujillo, Adetinpo Thomas, Emily Brinks, Aleks Alifirenko Jr., Elizabeth Harlow
Director: J.D. Dillard
derekreidy77 - 12 January 2023 An "ok" movie about a real group of heroes I wasn't aware this was a true story until the end of the film. Right off the bat, it feels like some things were left on the cutting room floor. I honestly feel this movie should have been longer. A lot of things felt rushed.
As far as the film goes, the acting was very good. When I originally saw the trailer I was concerned because the CGI looked bad. And yes, there are a few scenes that are very obviously rushed blue screen. But overall I think it was very good. It is definitely worth a watch. The soldiers of the Korean war are unfortunately overlooked due to WW2 and then Vietnam. The part of this movie regarding the soldiers in the Chosin Reservoir was very short. And that's sad because the actual events were horrific. Everyone there is a hero.
TLDR; It's a good movie and worth the watch.
PedroPires90 - 10 January 2023 Shockingly underrated Two very powerful performances - surprised that Jonathan Majors is not a big awards season player at the moment -, a compelling story that is never lame, really good action, and, above all, a film full of heart.
It's not a perfect film. The 2nd act is a bit slow and it could have tried to create a bit more tension adding some new elements in preparation for the battle. However, it felt very real and I was so into this story and these characters that I was always enjoying. The third act is fascinating and I can't lie: it broke me into tears. I didn't know the real story, and had no contact with the material, so it was really shocking and impactful.
I'm surprised that this didn't click with a lot of people but I have my suspicions that is because it came this year, so, many people tend to compare it with an action blockbuster called Top Gun: Maverick, while this is a totally different movie. Great war drama.