is one of my top three movies of all time, hands down. It is the only film to truly capture the claustrophobia and terror of WW2 era submariners, regardless of which side one cares to choose. More than that, it's clear that Petersen had read the book Iron Coffins
by Herbert Werner because the depth charging scene in particular is a direct clone of what Werner described in his book. If you're a WW2 sub nerd like me, and you haven't read it, you really should as it's written by an actual U-boat sailor and captain.Enemy Mine
is, of course, awesome and Poseidon
is totally a guilty pleasure of mine.The rest of his films I am "meh" about, most especially The Neverending Story
. It's been beaten in to the ground by those who can't stop nostalgia seeking from their childhood and when you strip that nostalgia away, it's just an O.K. film.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains” -Jean-Jacques Rousseau