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Stalingrad, the 2013 Russian movie DONT SEE IT 
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Its brutal. The visuals are great, but that is it. Dont pay to see it. If you MUST subject yourself to it, play it in the background while playing FoW , and turn the subtitles off, Im sure its better when you dont know what they are saying :)

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Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:37 am
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I saw the trailer , and it looked great!
But it had no dialogue, but I figured it's in Russian , so whatever.
Authentic, you might say?
But aside from that, I do think I'll heed your advice and Redbox this one.

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Well not to spoil it, but its got some russian bias :) So, a german potato masher goes into a room, kills none of the russians, and german pistols only wound russians, while russian grenades take out entire rooms of folks, the one guy on the Tokarev is like John Wayne, every shot is a kill. There is a scene where 5 or 6 Pzr IVs fire at russians 'in bulletproof cover' and they somehow live, but russian rocket artillery kills any german inside a building.....

Plus the story is horrible. Yeah, IF you get it, get it for background DVD at home or something, dont see it in theatre.

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You sir, just saved me like 10 bucks. I was going to see it in IMAX 3D this past weekend.

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Very interested in the political background of a russian movie about russians during the "great patriotic war" killing fascists. Current have anything to do with the prevailing atmosphere in Russia. Nah, couldn't be.

Reminds of when, during the cold war, during periods of high tension state media would increase the number of patriotic/propaganda movies played on tee vee.

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Matt Varnish wrote:
Its brutal. The visuals are great, but that is it. Dont pay to see it. If you MUST subject yourself to it, play it in the background while playing FoW , and turn the subtitles off, Im sure its better when you dont know what they are saying :)


Just got my computer back today and wish I repeat wish
I had read this before seening the movie!

Holy snikey,
Did this movie blow The first 10 minutes I thought I was
watching UNICEF Red Cross recruitment ad!

And did the Russians really send aid to Japan after the tsunami?

I agree the visuals were great but way too many magic bullets flying around
John Wayne style for the Russians!
And I find it hard to believe that a well trained German soldier fighting for three years in war
let alone six months in hand-to-hand combat not being able to hit a Russian at under 200 yards.

So save your money or better yet go Buy Enemy at the Gates it had a better
plot line was more believable I thought.

Wiki leak or NSA tell Vladimir Putin I said Hi

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I call BS on the post. Is it an all time best movie, no. But Considering some of the crap that gets produced for WWII, this is a reasonably good movie.Nice to see more from the Russian point of view.

Now for those who want to see a good Russian TV series on WWII, I recommend Straf Bat ( spelling ? ). It is available in English sub titles ( my first copy was not sub titled and my Russian is close to non existent )


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jerbat123 wrote:

So save your money or better yet go Buy Enemy at the Gates it had a better
plot line was more believable I thought.


You.can't.be.serious.


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Why is it so hard to have a good Stalingrad movie?

Pavlov house.
Rodimtsev's guardsmen crossing Volga during the day and engaging Germans literally on the landing stage.
Tractor factory.
Army HQ engulfed in flaming oil.
Revenge banks.
Settlement built into river shore.

How do you screw that up?!

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The russians did/do send aid, as they are a superpower in close proximity to Japan not named China :) The IL-76 plane in the opening scene was dead-on, and there are lots of ex-Red Army Air Force transports being used by civilian firms, up to and including the heaviest airplane to ever fly...

Re: Ukraine/timing....Well the film has been out in Russia for a while apparently, so I dont think any timing/ Ukraine has anything to do with it. Fun fact.. ONLY reason Crimea is even IN the ukraine is that Kruschov (Who fought in Stalingrad as a major I think?) gifted it to the Ukraine since he grew up there and met his wife there or something, back then it didnt matter since everything was in the USSR. Now it matters apparently.

Anyways, I thought the movie was terrible, but then again I also thought Gravity to be the worst movie I have seen in a long time in terms of plot/no-way-in-hell-is-any-of-this-plausible. I'm glad it won the technical Oscars it did, but man oh man, brutal, brutal movie.

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Quote:
Gravity to be the worst movie I have seen in a long time

I don't think you watch enough movies. Agree to disagree here :)

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Matt Varnish wrote:
Kruschov (Who fought in Stalingrad as a major I think?)


Khrushchev was the head political commissar for the defense of the city.

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So this is finally justification for Fearless Vet Soviet infantry, right?


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