99 – The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Kallyoke anyone? You like  Bohemian Rhapsody?

Kally-oké anyone? You like Bohemian Lhapsody?

Another war movie here and i took the liberty to check the Wiki for what war it was this time.It’s WWII.There’s this Japanese P.O.W. camp and there’s a good load of British prisoners here.Let’s say about 200.There’s a Japanese head honcho called Saito and he calls the shots and doesn’t think twice about saying ‘fuck the Geneva convention i’m going to shoot you’.The P.O.W.’s are tasked with building a bridge of the Kwai and have 3 months to do it.So naturally the lads all goof off and work super slow so they will delay the construction.Then there’s a this pompous British asshole Colonel (and how the fuck is that pronounced cur~nel?)who fuck everything up.Firstly he tells the Japs there bridge is designed wrong and placed in the wrong part of the river.This is after the Jap guy says if its not done on time he has to kill himself.He then redesigns it into a super bridge and increases the prisoners work quota.It gets worse.There’s a bunch of British commandos tasked with blowing it up.They plant explosives and plan to blow it up when the first train goes over in the morning.The Colonel is walking along the bridge,last minute checks,and notices a wire,naturally he calls the douche Japanese head buck and tells him the bridge has been sabotaged and someone is going to blow it up.Duh.Christ,the last 5 minutes we pure rubbish,how could anyone be that dumb?He had so much pride in his work he forgot where he was and about the war.

IMDB RATING      –     8.2
MY RATING     –    7.4
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO
RECOMMEND?     –     YES

200 – Stalag 17 (1953)

liam neeson ?

liam neeson ?

You see a lot of war films but not so many about P.O.W. camps.Stalag 17 is about a German P.O.W. camp where 600 or so American enlisted men are living.A German mentions that there are 60 men living in this particular barracks but i think I only counted about 20.This film is a comedy,and it does it well.keeping it light and fairly humorous by having a few lovable clowns.Definitely a film for the whole family on a Sunday afternoon.

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     7.2
SEEN BEFORE     –     NO