So, the trailer for The Incredibles 2 came out, which is excellent news.
And a few days ago I watched Patton, after not having seen it for quite a while. It’s a good film, and it holds up very well. I’m no professional historian, so I can’t really point out any historical inaccuracies in the movie, but I’m prety sure the High Command of Germany didn’t have an entire unit just to spy on Patton, “the greatest American general!”, as they say.
That’s one of the things that, in a lesser movie, would have stuck out as bad, but in this one, it’s a bit endearing, even if it feels fake. A bit like the friendship between George Patton and Omar Bradley is well done, despite them having just a few scenes together, which I think we can pin on the screenplay, done by Francis Coppola. But it’s George C. Scott who steals the film with that great performance.
And, unlike quite a few American films, Patton doesn’t feel like just a hyper-patriotic flick that attempts to glorify war and make the U.S. as the heroes of every conflict. There’s a bit more to it, even if I can’t really put my finger on what it is. I guess a film about a general that ends with the phrase “All glory is fleeting” must be trying to say something more.