Herekawe, on 17 October 2010 - 05:13 AM, said:
I am going to enjoy the film - pointless worrying too much about inaccuracies, all films are a compromise of some sort.
Well said James. Although, I did like your suggestion that they should have a dug a hole and set off 90,000 lbs of explosives for factual accuracy. That'd put Lucas/ Jackson/ some CGI wizard to shame ;-)
iain mchenry, on 12 October 2010 - 03:29 PM, said:
It described them in text at the bottom of the screen as being on "Messines Ridge, April 1916". If I was there in 1916 in a British army truck I would be bloody worried and looking to bollock the driver, as Messines Ridge was well behind German lines. What was wrong with describing the location as "Just south of Ypres"?
Come on, lighten up buddy
testing the resisitance of the detonators which were in explosive, ......... and would have made a gory but realistic scene
Would have been a boring, confusing scene. This wasn't funded by a major studio. They needed to get financial backing. There was always going to be some teenaged eye-candy for the fan-bois/ grlz, as well as, a character of non discernable ethnicity. What was Billy meant to be, by the way? It showed him being good at rugby. So I'm thinking Polynesian, which (and I could be wrong) didn't strike me as very accurate for an Australian miner of that era. If we are going to nit-pick, like the guy from Goulburn complaining that he didn't see a Lewis gun, Billy definitely lead with his hip going into the tackler. I've watched quite a bit of rugby and Jonah Lomu, in the 1990's, was the first player I'd ever seen do that. Also, the scrum seemed to only have three flankers and I am sure the referee would have noticed that kind of blatant cheating. But, well done with the research that the try only got 3 points, not the 4 or 5 it would have been awarded later