Sunday, November 18, 2007

"Rescue Dawn"

Herzog hasn't lost a step.

Seriously... Leave it to the jungle to make Director Werner Herzog feel right at home. "Rescue Dawn" is the true account of a U.S. soldier's escape from imprisonment, Vietnam, and his own government. It's also a flawless and refreshing throwback to the 1960's in terms of filmmaking form and style, once again demonstrating Herzog's mastery. And ManwithaVan can't think of a better performer than Christian Bale to tackle the role of an isolated survivalist. Apparently he's the go-to guy for roles that require extreme malnourishment and severe pain. But where do filmmakers keep finding these Asian actors willing to play psychotic Vietnamese soldiers? You'd think at some point they would all take a stand.

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