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Brothers back to product details

It's Fine...But Watch the Original
written by jmwagner66 January 27, 2012 - 5:28 PM PST
This is a fine movie, but not nearly as good as the original. The original story centers around UN a peacekeeper and his brother. When that is recast as an American soldier and his brother...well now you've clearly picked sides. The UN is at least nominally trying to "keep the peace" while the US is at war (undeclared but whatever). This change infects the entire film. This film also suffers from having an impossibly good looking cast. Not everyone involved in the military or jail is ugly, but neither are most as attractive as these folks.

In the American film, you know which side the soldier is on and it isn't clear that he's a career man. UN peacekeepers are career men. That is another significant different brought on by the change of plot and setting. Alas, while this is a fine film, better to watch, or also watch, the original Brothers (2004)directed by Susanne Bier


(Average 6.50)
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