Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk 2016 4K Bluray 2160P UHD
Сountry: UK | China | USA
Genre: Action , Drama , Sport , Thriller , War
Release Date: 11 November 2016 (China)
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Joe Alwyn , Garrett Hedlund , Arturo Castro , Mason Lee , Astro , Beau Knapp , Ismael Cruz Cordova , Barney Harris , Vin Diesel , Steve Martin , Chris Tucker , Kristen Stewart , Makenzie Leigh , Ben Platt , Bruce McKinnon
Sound: Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Max File Size:77.76 GB
19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks| the film shows what really happened to his squad –
contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions.
The war in Iraq is not going well and support for the war is fading. Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) is a 19 year old soldier from Texas. He is caught on camera in a heroic but failed attempt to save his sergeant Shroom Breem (Vin Diesel). He and his squad are brought back to America to do a hero’s tour. Promoter Albert (Chris Tucker) is trying to sell their story for a Hollywood movie. Norm Oglesby (Steve Martin) is the war-supporting Dallas football team owner. He has invited the boys to join the patriotic halftime show. Billy falls for cheerleader Faison Zorn (Makenzie Leigh). In flashbacks, he spends time with his family and his older sister Kathryn (Kristen Stewart). The family is in medical debt after she suffered severe injuries. Her fiancée abandoned her due to her disfigurement which led to Billy vandalizing his car. In order to escape prosecution, he joined the Army. Anti-war Kathryn is guilt-ridden and desperate for Billy to leave the fighting.
I can see compelling aspects of Flags of Our Fathers within this Ang Lee movie. First of all, casting newcomer Joe Alwyn has its appeal and accompanying pitfalls. He has that ah-schucks All-American heroism but his lack of star power makes him blend in with the rest of the squad. Lee fails to alleviate that by filming him by himself. He only stands out when he first gets together with his sister Kathryn. I really like their chemistry. The risk caused some problem but ends up with a good payoff. It could have been handled better.
The other casting problem is Steve Martin. He doesn’t fit this character. It’s very fake and the fake Dallas Cowboys do not help. The fakeness devalues the serious message of the movie. They even have the fake Destiny’s Child. It infects other aspects of the surrounding story. The clash with the roadies and the halftime PTSD could have been more visceral but everything is off. It’s not quite real.
There is also Lee’s use of high frame rate. It doesn’t look bad on DVD but I understand some complained about the theatrical viewing. There may be a powerful journey in the source material but the movie is off and it only achieves greatness in short little bursts. This is a misstep by award winning Lee.
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