Just saw another WW2 movie, called "My Way
", a Korean movie streaming on Netflix which is inspired by that Korean guy who was captured by allied forces on D-day in France, who was originally conscripted by the Japanese, then taken prisoner and conscripted by the Russians, and then taken prisoner and conscripted by the Germans. I'm sure the movie had little to do with the real events regarding that case. It was pretty melodramatic, but pretty heavy on action. I expected melodrama as these larger budget Korean movies are prone to, so it didn't bother me that
much, but, of course, it would have been better without it, although it had its moments. The battle scenes were cliched but nicely mounted. The movie is a pretty substantial production, I don't know how much it cost but when i read it is the most expensive Korean movie to date, and it looks it. Like I said, lots of action with at least three major battle scenes, and a high body count. The battles were unrealistic and over the top though, and many of the tactics were all wrong that I could see, but I am not a WW2 expert. It reminded me of Tae Guk Gi, with about the same level of tremendous violence and soapy story. Anyway, if you set your expectations low it isn't really that bad of a movie. Not a great war drama but a decent action movie. It is certainly not in the top 10 WW2 movies, but I thought it was watchable.
One thing I noticed in the movie which looked like an obvious anachronism was a florescent light in a German bunker in 1944. I looked up florescent light history, they were in production by GE by 1939, so maybe it wasn't really an anachronism. Does anyone know if there could have been a florescent light in a German bunker by '44?