War Pigs


Action / Drama / War

IMDb Rating 4.2 10 2451


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Mickey Rourke as Major A.J. Redding
Dolph Lundgren as Captain Hans Picault
Luke Goss as Captain Jack Wosick
Ryan Kelley as William York
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750.48 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
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1hr 31 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by JohnAU1965 4 / 10

70s B Grade resurfaces again

Many reviews of this movie quite correctly point out clichéd characters & dialog and laughable 'action' sequences. These are quite true. Many also point out some degree of authenticity with equipment and this is also true to a point with the exception of a couple of fairly glaring errors.

The dreaded V3 this rag tag band are to find isn't a V-3 in the first instance. It's a normal (if gargantuan) German rail gun. Some reviewers have pointed this out, but then wax long & lyrical over the fact that it isn't a fixed weapon. The actual V3 was a fixed weapon, dug into a hillside but from a visual look would have been rather boring.

The use of the German vehicles is both welcome and grating. The half-track is quite authentic (probably one of the Czech rebuilds) as is the PzKpfw III. Two problems arise here. The German troops milling around wear SS camouflage and other accoutrements, the half- track on the other hand has a Wehrmacht licence plate. Possible, but improbable. The second issue is the Panzer III. We're told the movie is set in 1944 and the SS troops are, in some instances, armed with StG 44 assault rifles applicable to the timeframe. Why then are these elite troops saddled with an old Panzer? Produced in 1942/3, the Ausf M variant was most definitely a second line vehicle by this time and hardly the equipment of an SS unit.

Overall, one is reminded of the poorly made war movies of the 70s and 80s. Clichéd dialog, cookie-cutter characters and laughable scenarios.

Goss and Lundgren play good roles, some of their squad are likable types, although Noah Sagan's character Sgt Chambers would, I suspect, have been spending the war in Leavenworth rather than the front lines, given his complete lack of even the most basic military courtesy. How this whining know-it-all made it through basic, let alone achieve Sergeant is quite beyond me.

Mickey Rourke's 'character' (rather apt really) is a complete joke. Allegedly a colonel with WWI service, his personalised take on the concept is an insult to any officer rank and makes Duvall's character in Apocalypse Now seem like a graduate of West Point. As others have pointed out, if this laughable buffoon would have rolled into an officers' briefing with other ranks of his own level or above, he would more than likely be laughed out the door.

In closing, the ghost of Michael Dudikoff is alive and well.

Reviewed by xebec2718 1 / 10

Remarkably Awful

Almost no plot, terrible acting, and completely unrealistic. No real action until the end, and that scene is disjointed and just plain silly.

They don't even understand what the millipede gun was. They have a picture of the gun, but don't seem to understand what that shows, so they put a crappy model of a railway gun on top of it.

Truly sad.

Reviewed by Jeff 8 / 10

Darn good. It is Surprisingly Watchable

I have to say that I am not - repeat not - a Dolph Lundgren fan - not at all. In fact, I would usually say that his mere presence in any movie reduces it to a 5 of 10 - at best. However, in this case, he was pretty good. Maybe after some 30+ years he finally has gotten some acting chops.

The movie overall was pretty well done and felt reasonably authentic. I'm glad I watched it, and it was entertaining and sometimes felt immersive.

About the only thing that rubbed me the wrong way was the pretty constant back-talking from the sergeant in the early parts (in front of the squad no less!). To me, it felt unrealistic that his commanding officers would let that stuff slide over and over - figuring that they would earn his trust over time. I guess they were trying to emphasize the struggle to turn this ragtag bunch into a cohesive unit.

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