Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Flowers of War (Drama 2011)

So this was a period war piece about Nanjing and the shit that went down over there. It was a drama so, as far as I'm concerned, it wasn't based on a specific story. I've seen probably 3 or 4 movies about this event so maybe I'm just numbed by what was in the movie...mainly a few kinda graphic scenes but yeah make no mistake that it was pretty bad and the invading Japanese army was inhumane. I'm sure the sequential killing and rape of many peeps happen during any war but theirs was all over the place.

Either way as a drama movie it was OK. Christian Bale did his thing so he's always a good actor, but yeah the story had a bittersweet ending so feelings are mixed.
Rating - B