#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two-time Academy Award® winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling novel. The film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America’s perceptions. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel, and Steve Martin. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience helping him dramatize war in a way never seen before. Lee directed and produced the film, from a screenplay by Jean-Christophe Castelli and based on the novel by Ben Fountain. Marc Platt, Rhodri Thomas, and Stephen Cornwell are also producers.
Plot: 19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad – contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions.
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The war in Iraq is not going well and support for the war is fading. Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn) is a 19 year old soldier from Texas. He is caught on camera in a heroic but failed attempt to save his sergeant Shroom Breem (Vin Diesel). He and his squad are brought back to America to do a hero’s tour. Promoter Albert (Chris Tucker) is trying to sell their story for a Hollywood movie. Norm Oglesby (Steve Martin) is the war-supporting Dallas football team owner. He has invited the boys to join the patriotic halftime show. Billy falls for cheerleader Faison Zorn (Makenzie Leigh). In flashbacks, he spends time with his family and his older sister Kathryn (Kristen Stewart). The family is in medical debt after she suffered severe injuries. Her fiancée abandoned her due to her disfigurement which led to Billy vandalizing his car. In order to escape prosecution, he joined the Army. Anti-war Kathryn is guilt-ridden and desperate for Billy to leave the fighting.
I can see compelling aspects of Flags of Our Fathers within this Ang Lee movie. First of all, casting newcomer Joe Alwyn has its appeal and accompanying pitfalls. He has that ah-schucks All-American heroism but his lack of star power makes him blend in with the rest of the squad. Lee fails to alleviate that by filming him by himself. He only stands out when he first gets together with his sister Kathryn. I really like their chemistry. The risk caused some problem but ends up with a good payoff. It could have been handled better.
The other casting problem is Steve Martin. He doesn’t fit this character. It’s very fake and the fake Dallas Cowboys do not help. The fakeness devalues the serious message of the movie. They even have the fake Destiny’s Child. It infects other aspects of the surrounding story. The clash with the roadies and the halftime PTSD could have been more visceral but everything is off. It’s not quite real.
There is also Lee’s use of high frame rate. It doesn’t look bad on DVD but I understand some complained about the theatrical viewing. There may be a powerful journey in the source material but the movie is off and it only achieves greatness in short little bursts. This is a misstep by award winning Lee.
A real head scratcher.
To summarize, I feel like that Randy Jackson’s words from the Geico commercial sum it up best: “yo check it out dawg, that was just alright for me. I mean you got the walk, you got the stance, but I wasn’t feeling this. You gotta come a little harder, you gotta figure it out. Ehhhhhh I don’t know.”
The visual effects in the movie were much more amazing than the movie itself, especially during the half-time show. Even after the movie’s concluded I find myself sitting here, wondering and thinking just what the movie was supposed to accomplish and did it do it? Certain aspects of the movie are touching and heart-felt, while a majority fail to stick the landing they were going for. The ending fight scene was ridiculous and if a gun was fired inside a building in a crowded stadium, someone would’ve gone to jail for it, no matter their rank. I understand the need to want to create drama, but let’s color in the lines and not over-exaggerate (i.e. the soldiers act more like a group of frat boys than they do actual soldiers). I’ll circle back to the cinematography – it was truly top notch and the war scenes were alluring, but it seems like there’s a ton of build-up to the half-time show and while thats visually the best part of the movie, it just seems like there was no substance otherwise.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Director Ang Lee
Writer Ben Fountain (based on the novel by), Jean-Christophe Castelli (screenplay by)
Actors Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Mason Lee
Country UK, China, USA
Awards 2 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Studio 8, TriStar Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, Ink Factory
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Sony CineAlta F65, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format SRMemory
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, F65 RAW (4K/120) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format) (some scenes), F65 RAW (4K/60) (dual-strip 3-D) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (also 3-D version)