50 Dead Men Walking

#1
Opens tonight, has anybody been to see it yet? looks alright...
 
#2
Dunno but enjoyed the book, will be watching out for it.
 
#3
Missed the London opening today, but there's always tomorrow. In fairness, Marty fell out with the burd who directed his tale, enough for the posters to remark it was a 'film BASED on a true story'. In Hollywood speak we can already anticipate what that alludes to.
 
#4
Film isnt actually that bad, although as its 'based' on the book, there are differences.

Still a bloody good film though....Well worth watching, and has a corking soundtrack as far as I remember!
 
#7
Book fairly good. Film is very watchable and while obviously been "hollywood-ised" isn't too unbelievable. Apart from the last ten minutes that is. Worth going to see for entertainment value.
 
#8
foggy_balla said:
Book fairly good. Film is very watchable and while obviously been "hollywood-ised" isn't too unbelievable. Apart from the last ten minutes that is. Worth going to see for entertainment value.
In fairness to the lad, he wrote 'Dead Man Running' as a sequel, which is worth a mention from us who recoginise his efforts on our behalf. Life after............
 
#9
foggy_balla said:
Book fairly good. Film is very watchable and while obviously been "hollywood-ised" isn't too unbelievable. Apart from the last ten minutes that is.

Thanks :roll:
 
#10
Ach dry your eyes. I've hardly spoiled the plot for you. Watch it and make your own mind up. Then come back and tell me if the last ten minutes or so aren't "jazzed up" a bit. :D
 
#11
Seen it about 6 months ago, very good film
 
#12
I remember reading the book, then reading elsewhere that it was a big waltathon?

Or am I wrong?
 
#15
was this based on the book where he goes on an operation to attack an ruc station and a female officer is killed and when they are back at the hideout someone remarks that hopefully they killed an unborn baby and he cries into the pillow
 
#17
The book is reasonably accurate, certainly some of the historical facts are.

Back to myself there was a porn version made called 50 dud men wan king
 
#18
Finally seen it last night,and to be honest I expected better. I've never read the book,but I did own a copy of the Panorama documentary about him from 1993 (which was much more exciting)
I can see why Marty McGartland has the hump with the makers of the movie,mixing fact and fiction in such a way is a huge insult to the author.
As to be expected,all the soldiers seemed to be thick as f uck,none of them bothered to take up fire positions,they called everyone "Paddy" whilst sneering at them and the search teams smashed up the houses with axes.................YAWN.
What about attention to detail? I thought fim makers these days were into making "realistic" movies these days?

2/5
 
#19
McGartland is a muppet.He survived being shot by a Scottish ex Sapper(and his mate),in Whitley Bay.Those 2 deserve each other!
 

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