SAINTS AND SOLDIERS: AIRBORNE CREED (Theatrical Release USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed—despite its realism—confuses its story with poorly transitioned flashback scenes and failure to create relatable characters. The overall storyline seems not as satisfying as its prequel, Saints and Soldiers. For the war movie fan, it will serve as a fair to middling war flick.

Storyline

The 1944 Allied invasion of German-occupied France features the adventures of three paratroopers as they try to make it through German ground troops to Les Arcs, their original intended landing zone.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Ryan Little for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Charles Chan and Sunny Chen for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Corporal Nathan ‘Deacon’ Greer (Corbin Allred), Medic Steven Gould (Alexander Polinsky), Flight Sergeant Oberon Winley (Kirby Heyborne), Private Shirley ‘Shirl’ Kendrick (Larry Bagby), Staff Sergeant Gordon Gunderson (Peter Holden),
Rudolph ‘Rudi’ Gertz (Ethan Vincent), Catherine Theary (Melinda Renee), Sophie Theary (Ruby Chase), Radio Announcer (Jeff Birk), Private McKinley (Benjamin Gourley), Injured One-Armed Soldier (Tane Williams), German Officer #1 (Randy Beard), German Soldier #1 (Curt Doussett), German Soldier #2 (Michael Buster), Weeping Soldier (M. Casey Reeves), American Soldier #1 (Chris Clark), Conversing German #1 (Christian Lee), Conversing German #2 (Christian Malzl), and Conversing German #3 (Philip Malzl).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The film fails to provide enough backstory to know what is going on. Better war flicks are: We Were Soldiers, Saving Private Ryan, or Windtalkers.

Ben Meyers

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