Thursday, January 1, 1970

Paths of Glory brings the ugliest side of war

5 second plot: The story is set in 1916 in France, WW I is raging. A general gets angry because he believes his men did not obey his order to execute an impossible attack. He wants to set an example. By executing his own men.

5 second review: This movie is visually stunning. It's amazing how every scene is crowded with details. You could watch this movie 10 times and still notice new elements every time. It's not really about the horror of war (a little bit maybe) but about the horror of incompetent men being responsible for lives of other human beings and not giving a rat's ass. It's looked at with a magnifying glass to make sure we get it. That French sure does resemble English a lot, doesn't it? Luckily they at least get the German right at the end.

IMDb score: 8,5/10
Our score: 6/10