War Pigs Producer Perspective (by Luke-820-586082)
Written and made in the same vein as famous WWII movies like Kelly's Heroes and The Dirty Dozen, War Pigs, is a movie for fun WWII action movie lovers!War Pigs is a WWII based action adventure film much like the WWII movies of old– like Kelly's Heroes and The Dirty Dozen. The script had a lot of those same fun gritty elements from all those war movies I watched growing up as a kid. I suppose the idea for War Pigs, this rag tag group of misfits that go behind enemy lines, really stemmed from those old WWII movies and the fun adventures the men would go on to bring down the evil Nazi <more>
war machine.Saving Private--this movie is not, and if you are expecting that type of WWII movie, you will be disappointed. But if you are a fan of Kelly's Heroes, then you have found the right movie.War Pigs is a fun action adventure movie set in WWII. It follows the story of disgraced former Captain Jack Wosick, who is tasked to lead a rag tag unit of misfits behind enemy lines to destroy one of Hitler's last ditch wonder weapons. Some of the major influences on the story are my love for history and the WWII time period in general. WWII was such a black and white war; there was good and bad, and it is always fun as a story teller to be able to tell those kinds of tales. Plus it is always fun to kill Nazis, which seems to be a common cinema theme.War Pigs is a fun watch. Dolph Ludgren and Luke Goss give amazing performances as French Foreign Legionnaire Peter Picault and Captain Jack Wosick.You are gonna enjoy this movie!
I had been anticipating this movie for a time. As someone who follows their Facebook page, I have been recieivng all their updates. Knowing that this is a Low budget War Movie and knowing how short of a shooting schedule this film had, I am Super impressed with the final product!Luke Goss and Dolph Ludgren do an amazing job portraying WWII soldiers and i think they give a great performance. I thought the War Pigs Cast, did an excellent job as well. This movie very much reminding me of the fun WWII action movies I would watch in the 80s.I highly recommend this movie to anyone— it's a fun <more>
popcorn movie. The R rating is not justified, there is not a lot who lot of violent action. So be prepared for that.
I just read some reviews and was disappointed to see that some of the reviewers expected an Indie film to compete with major studio multi-million dollar productions in every arena. I saw "War Pigs" at the GI Film Festival in Washington DC and loved the movie. This is an Indie film that holds its own! The camaraderie between the characters reminded me of the old classic war movies, and I thought the acting was excellent. The sets and scenes felt completely authentic. I do agree with one review where more character development was needed. I liked the characters and wanted to know more <more>
about their histories and motivations. I also appreciated a war movie where the good guys win without scene after scene of graphic bloodshed. The Veteran that I was with cheered on the good guys. Enough said.
Fun WWII action Movie with introspection (by fish-44338)
Normally I don't review movies I enjoy, however, after seen some of the negative comments about the movie War Pigs, I felt obligated to help spread the word about how much I enjoyed this movie.Much like the movie The Dirty Dozen, The War Pigs are a group of WWII soldiers selected to conduct operations behind enemy lines. The are Organized and trained by disgrace Captain Jack Wosick Luke Goss and French Foreign Legionnaire Captain Peter Picault Dolph Ludgren . These two train the War Pigs in various fighting with knives, climbing ropes etc. the WWII "norm." While pegged as an <more>
action movie, I would say the relationship between Wosick and Picault, is the real heart of the story. Wosick is dealing with the loss of his platoon from an early mission, while Captain Picault helps Jack come to terms with his loss. He tells him "Orders are orders." A common theme amongst soldiers.The movie was fun, A little slow at the beginning but picks up in the middle and keeps your attention to the end of the movie. I was surprised to see real WWII German armor and the WWII costumes seamed to be very period accurate—When you see real WWII locker sights on the M1 Garands, you know someone was paying attention to detail.Dolph and Luke are Great. Mickey does a good job, but it was weird to see him in a cowboy hat—I guess everyone WWII movie needs an Oddball—Woof Woof Woof.Overall, I recommend this movie to everyone. You will enjoy it!
Much better than I expected from the reviews. This is a movie clearly inspired by the classic 1949 movie Battleground. There are no eggs in a helmet, but there are eggs being stolen and cooked.This is a very old school war movie about the people and the goals they had to achieve in the war. Today, any movie about WWII might be dramatic with amazing production, but with a focus on winning the entire war. They used to make movies about just winning a battle Battle of the Bulge, for example , because, at the time, that's all they could hope for.You cannot win the war in 2 hours, but you <more>
might make a difference and change something. That was the propaganda value of the films, but it was the right message, and I think it still means something today.Believe it or not, I think Dolph Lundgren actually did a great job in this movie. He was a minor character who had to do certain things to move the plot along, and he did so well. He got to tell a story about his life and family and this was believable.Anyway, thumbs up, I liked this movie a lot, and I recommend other people see it.
When I watched this movie, I was thinking it was going to suck because of the poor reviews. WHAT? This movie was a lot of fun. Totally does not deserve the low IMDb rating. As a fan of WWII movies, this was one of the better ones I have seen. I enjoyed this more then I enjoyed Fury. This is a fun action movie, kinda like the WWII movie The Dirty Dozen.I think it is when people get caught up on the budgets of the movie, I am sure this was a low to no budget movie and all the money went to the Cast—who do a pretty good job. Luke Goss—amazing, reminding me a lot of Clint Eastwood. Dolph <more>
Ludgren— I was so impressed with his performance, when you pick a Dolph movie, you know you are not always going to get amazing acting, but he did a really great job this time. I enjoyed it. The French accent was pretty good too. Mickey Rourke, could have been better, but honestly i didn't mind him in a cowboy hat and sunglasses. Kinda reminded me of a "loose" Patton.The rest of the cast did a good job. I am sure they didn't have much to work with as the stars got a lot of the screen time. But I enjoyed all the different characters. Frenchy was probably my favorite War Pig.
I enjoyed it. The costuming was great for its accuracy, the acting wasn't as bad as some people say. I cant act to save my life, so who am I to judge? I wish there had been a BIT more action, but all in all, I really enjoyed it. For people complaining about script writing, etc, please, write your own movie, and see how far that goes. Great job guys! Mickey Rourke had a smaller part, but it was just enough so he didn't dominate the movie, same with Dolf Lundgren and Chuck Liddel. While its not Saving Private Ryan, it still has it's moments of awesome. Then again, SPR is in a class <more>
of its own. This film isn't a bad film at all. I will absolutely be watching it again. I can't wait for another Steven Luke film!
Darn good. It is Surprisingly Watchable (by jkling-1)
I have to say that I am not - repeat not - a Dolph Lundgren fan - not at all. In fact, I would usually say that his mere presence in any movie reduces it to a 5 of 10 - at best. However, in this case, he was pretty good. Maybe after some 30+ years he finally has gotten some acting chops.The movie overall was pretty well done and felt reasonably authentic. I'm glad I watched it, and it was entertaining and sometimes felt immersive.About the only thing that rubbed me the wrong way was the pretty constant back-talking from the sergeant in the early parts in front of the squad no less! . To <more>
me, it felt unrealistic that his commanding officers would let that stuff slide over and over - figuring that they would earn his trust over time. I guess they were trying to emphasize the struggle to turn this ragtag bunch into a cohesive unit.