Sunday, July 27, 2014

Movie Review: Stalingrad (Russian)

Stalingrad (2013) Poster

A mixed group of Soviet troops defend a key building (and the woman inside) against Nazi forces.

Russian movies are strange.  I've seen several and this one is no different. Cultural differences leave several places where you go "Why did they do that?".  Definitely helps if you have been in the military and/or know the history of the battle. No matter what though, it makes more sense than a French film.  The dubbing is fair but half the movie is still subtitled so it's worth it to watch in the original Russian. The special effects are really good and action sequences are fantastic for a non-US blockbuster. Technical accuracy of uniforms etc. were top notch.  

Thinking of adding this one to the collection.  4/5 stars

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