"'U-571' edge of my seat.I don't think so..SNOOZE in my seat is more like it"
For all the money they spent on special effects....what happened to the script?? Could it suck anymore?? I don't think so!!!For as much as I love Matthew Mc"Hottie"Conaughey, this movie stinks. No wonder Tom Cruise and George Clooney turned it down, they read the script before they signed on the dotted line. The script stank..did they really say "Lock and Load" back then..I don't think so. That was writer, Jonathan Mostow's not so suddle kudos to other **better** armed forces movies - Top Gun and Independence Day - both of which use that quote!! This movie left so many stones unturned...there was so much they could of done with this script..but yet they didn't...They could of played up the best friend dying so much more...and when exactly when did Jon Bon Jovi character die..they never showed it! When the captain dies, he sinks into the water at the same time the submarine capsizes and begins its descent into the deep as well..I thought this was very good....very poetic and poignant to have them both dying at the same time..kudos to the make-up team...his half-burned face looked great....however my nit-pick about this was when they resurface in the german sub..there is the captain floating away...so did he sink or not..what gives??? how about some continuance people!!! Let's see other things....why didn't they kill the german captain the first time they had the chance...that was dumb...how many times does someone have to f you over before you blow them away?? Not realistic at all...in a reconn mission..that is supposed to be secret...they would NOT..I repeat..NOT take on german survivors...Also there were some shots when you could definitely tell that minitatures were used..so poo on the fc department..the best thing about this movie was Harvey Keitel's performance..it really was A-one all the way..it's too bad the rest of the movie wasn't on the same plane as him..This movie left me looking at my watch from the very beginning..it left me with too many unanswered questions..and it wasn't very believable...edge of my seat..I don't think so..snooze in my seat was more like it...two thumbs way way down on this one...BOOOOOOORRRINNNNGGG