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Greyhound (2020) - Tom Hanks WW2 movie

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Malevolence, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. the shadow

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    its originally scheduled date was June 12, 2020 and head, instead, straight to streaming on Apple TV+
     
  2. robfosters

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    July 10 release date, on Apple TV+
     
  3. Ninco!

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    Jeremy Clarkson has made some great war time documentaries. The Artic Convoy PQ17, the raid on the Tirpitz. Wish Clarkson did more as they are awesome.

    When seeing the trailer, it does look a little Hollywoodised. Yet to see and definitely looking forward to watching. Das Boot is such a high (lone) benchmark, it does not go overboard with the dramatics. I hope that this film follows suit.

    Don't get me wrong, Tom Hank's is awesome for recognising the fallen and campaigning for vets, this film is brilliant that it highlights the bravery of sailers who risked life and limb and some of the most under recognised heroes of war (ala Clarkson).
     
  4. Meridian

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    Clarkson spent half of the program skating around the idea that the captain of the close escort, Jack Broome, was to blame. The last person who made that accusation was David Irving. It cost him a lot of money as Broome was still alive at the point. Broome is now long dead, but Clarkson seemed to want to be in the company of Irving. It has been known since soon after the fiasco that the First sea Lord Dudley Pound was to blame, and that the close escort had no choice but to obey. What I seem to remember Clarkson does not mention is that the close escort believed that they were about to be attacked by the Tirpitz and were gearing up for that. They would have been massacred if this were so. As a documentary it was OK, but only passing accurate.
     
  5. Ninco!

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    Very insightful, thank you - I never knew this.

    I herald presenters such as Clarkson, Holland etc, covering these forgotten battles, but I do agree, if they are factually incorrect, not great.

    I view these documentaries to learn about the people who fought, less so about the blame game as terrible mistakes were made.
     
  6. Malevolence

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    Clarkson's documentary about his ex-wife's Father, Robert Henry Cain, is another you should watch. The man had balls the size of watermelons.

     
  7. Feek

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    Released today on AppleTV+. It’s certainly not character driven but I didn’t think it needed it. I enjoyed it. Lots of action.
     
  8. ianh

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    That seems to be the general consensus from the reviews I've seen so far. I like WW2 based films and having Tom Hanks doesn't hurt so I'll give it a go.
     
  9. Lord-Jaffa

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    Great film, really enjoyed it. What a generation of heroes.
     
  10. MissChief

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    Quite enjoyed that. As said really not character driven but plenty of great action and despite the grey it looked fabulous.
     
  11. philstanbridge

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    Look forward to it’s release on other services.

    Just digressing my paternal grandad served on the convoys that provided lend lease to the Soviet’s. Always remember his story of one such crossing when his best friend was killed when he lost a limb due to a Stuka attack as they neared port. He told me just before he passed, and had never mentioned it to anyone. It had quite an effect on him from all accounts. He always told me never to join the navy and I wondered why as a boy. What we also found out recently was that he served in every theatre and ended up minelaying in the Pacific when the war ended. RIP grandad..
     
  12. doopydug

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    Really good film - watched it last night.

    Love submarine films for some reason lol
     
  13. Ayahuasca

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    It's a good watch and holds the tension really well, the sound effects I thought were well done, it didn't half open the Atmos speakers up on my system :)
     
  14. Maundie

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    Anybody an idea when this will be released on something other than Apple TV as I really can't be bothered to sign up for something else?
     
  15. Captain

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    It’s an Apple TV+ exclusive, i doubt it’ll be streamed anywhere else unless you torrent it.
     
  16. Earth[Tera].bin

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    Not as entertaining as I'd hope but not a bad film.

    I have to say they overdid it with that bloody wailing noise, I can appreciate it was suppose to add to the tension but it started to get on my thrupney bits.
     
  17. Gerard

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    That did get a bit annoying, it was almost like a "Ghostly" kind of sound they kept repeating.

    The part with the Grey Wolf sub taunting the Greyhound over the radio was utter bs, no records of that ever occurring during the war. Though surprisingly some of the close encounters in terms of ships being that close to one another did actually happen.
     
  18. arknor

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    wasnt it supposed to be wolf pack howling but it sounded weird maybe it was supposed to be due to the quality of the microphones and radios or something :S
    it was almost bordering on those vietnam wandering ghosts sound
    I didn't really like the accents either they didn't really sound German, they sounded almost Russian?

    I think if they left out the taunting it would have been a better movie.
    btw theres a pretty fun pc game where you control a uboat "faster than light" style that's actually got pretty deep and realistic mechanics
     
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  19. Gerard

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    Nah they did the howl over the radio which just sounded stupid. Was an odd movie as you never see inside the u boats or any Germans in general (besides one scene), would have found it more interesting if perspectives switched to the U boat crew now and again.
     
  20. firstborn

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    Making use of the trial here... free night's entertainment