The story focuses on the first two years of the war. Gods and generals is a dry hollow epic thats boring and has woodern acting and camerea work thats nothing short of standered. Long awaited by both historians and buffs, the film gods and generals is a prequel to the 1993 film gettysburg. On rotten tomatoes, we are marshall gets a 79 percent fresh rating from audiences but only a 49 percent fresh rating from critics. You already read our golden tomatoes article, now continue for the 10 worst movies of each year of rotten tomatoes existence. Gods and generals is a shallow effort that fails to capture the strategies that lee, and their masterly execution by jackson, used to almost succeed in dividing america forever. Its a biography and drama movie with a very low rotten tomatoes critics score of 8%. Prophecies gets a soso 52 percent fresh rating from critics and a 56 percent fresh rating in from audiences on rotten tomatoes.
Gods and generals 2003 virginia center for civil war studies. Gods and generals pictures and movie photo gallery check out just released gods and generals pics, images, clips, trailers, production photos and more from rotten tomatoes movie pictures archive. Gods and generals is a 2003 american film based on the novel, gods and generals, by jeffrey shaara. The film stars jeff daniels as lieutenant colonel joshua chamberlain and robert duvall as robert e. Despite being released ten years later, gods and generals is the prequel to gettysburg. Surprised gettysburg didnt land in the 10080 range. In gods generals why they succeeded and why some failed, roberts writes about charismatic faith leaders of yesteryear who were empowered by the holy spirit to bring worldwide revival. Chamberlain, and thomas stonewall jackson until his death in 1863. Here is a civil war movie that trent lott might enjoy. Gods and generals 2003 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. They encourage us to actively appreciate our favorites even more while hopefully giving us a good laugh. The movie gods and generals is a portrayal of the actions that were illustrated very eloquently and captivating ly in the book gods and generals, written by jeff shaara. Confederate states of america america civil war military art military history american war american history stonewall jackson civil war art southern heritage. Gods and generals 2003 where to watch it streaming online.
Some of these great men and women include william j seymour, aimee semple mcpherson, smith wigglesworth, and kathryn kuhlman. By activating, you agree that you want to enable cloud technology to access your xfinity stream subscription on additional supported devices like computers and tablets, as well as the tv connected to your settop dvr via comcasts network. Maxwell gettysburg proves a triple threat as he brings this epic civil war saga to the screen. As gettysburg was based on the historical novel the killer angels 1974 by michael shaara, so gods and generals is based on the 1998 historical novel of that title written by shaaras son jeff.
Gods and generals original motion picture soundtrack. The only aspect of this disc thats anything better than mediocre is the audio package. Youll notice we replaced the 5star fan ratings with the rotten tomatoes audience score to help you choose a movie to watch. However, frizzell and edelman use these elements in a somber and usually reverent way more often than a bombastic one, as evinced by pieces such as the films main theme, loved. Less enlightened than gone with the wind, obsessed with military strategy, impartial.
Gods and generals opening titles with mary fahls going home. The soundtrack to gods and generals features john frizzell and randy edelmans score, which mixes orchestral, celtic, folk, and bluegrass into an appropriately sweeping, patriotic backdrop to this sequel to gettysburg. The movie even though was less than mediocre in its appeal was full of accurate historic facts. A sweeping epic charting the early years of the civil war and how campaigns unfolded from manassas to the battle of fredericksburg, this prequel to the film gettysburg explores the motivations of the combatants and examines the lives of those who waited at home. It also features the back story for colonel joshua chamberlain, who appeared in gettysburg and is once again played by jeff daniels. In the 1860s, union and confederate soldiers clash at bull run, fredericksburg and chancellorsville. Its a biography and drama movie with a very low rotten tomatoes critics score of 8 %. Jan 12, 2009 this is the second song from the soundtrack of randy edelman and john frizzels score for the movie gods and generals, 2003.
Gods and generals rotten tomatoes gods and generals 2003 rotten tomatoes see more. Savet eo bet diwar ur romant eus 1996 anvet henvel gant jeffrey shaara. Based on jeff shaaras bestseller gods and generalsa prequel to. Gods and generals is the kind of movie beloved by people who never go to the movies, because they are primarily interested in something elsethe civil war, for example and think historical accuracy is a virtue instead of an attribute. Gods and generals is the result of a hopelessly misguided effort to produce something that would be a marketing tool first and a game second. Using his own script of jeffs book, ron maxwell filmed gods and generals in and around sharpsburg, maryland, the site of the antietam battlefield, and on. The film plays like a special issue of american heritage. It is considered a prequel to the 1993 film gettysburg, which was based on the killer angels, a novel by michael shaara, jeff shaaras father. Gods and generals is the prequel to the 1994 film gettysburg. The story focuses on the first two years of the war, following the careers of robert e.
This new bluray edition is equally problematic, with a soft transfer and a bland set of supplemental features that drag the entire release down. The critical consensus on rotten tomatoes reads, filled with twodimensional characters and pompous selfrighteousness, gods and generals is a long. Hidden figures nominated for three oscars including best picture, the inspirational 2016 film hidden figures tells the incredible story of a team of female africanamerican mathematicians who. This is the second song from the soundtrack of randy edelman and john frizzels score for the movie gods and generals, 2003.
This is the first song from the soundtrack of randy edelman and john frizzels score for the movie gods and generals, 2003. Gods and generals is an over the top movie about historical characters who, for the past near 150 years have been portrayed in every media form as larger than life and nearly godlike. The great pity is that despite critical acclaim the films were a commercial failure and this resulted in ted turner, the producer, pulling the plug on the final part of the trilogy the last full measure. Gods and generals stands as one of the most enjoyable examples of historical fiction in recent history. Gods and generals is a careful, meticulous, lovingly crafted three and a half hour chronicle of the civil war. Pair it with one of my favorite movies and you have perfection. Rotten tomatoes despite being released ten years later, gods and generals is the prequel to gettysburg. Positive gods and generals is one of the most profound epics ive ever seen.
Gods and generals is the result of a hopelessly misguided effort to produce something that would be a marketing tool first and a game second, so its at least possible to understand why its so. The nations heart was touched by the film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of thomas stonewall jackson, a brilliant if eccentric confederate general, from the outbreak of the american civil war until its halfway point when jackson is killed accidentally by his own soldiers in may 1863 during his greatest victory. Nov 01, 2017 gods and generals is an over the top movie about historical characters who, for the past near 150 years have been portrayed in every media form as larger than life and nearly godlike. Lee and thomas jonathan jackson, fighting for the south and joshua lawrence. As a christian, even coming from a steadfast yankee background, i found myself ardently admiring jackson, lee, and other confederates primarily for their faith in god. There is a feel of political correctness as maxwell hits you in the face with the slavery issue that was made moot by lincolns emancipation proclamation, banning the. Director ron maxwell and producer ted turner return to the glory and tragedy of the civil war in this historical drama, a prequel to gettysburg, which examines. Gods and generals film wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. Gods and generals the more you know about the civil war, the more youll appreciate gods and generals and the painstaking attention to detail that gettysburg writerdirector ronald f. Gods and generals original motion picture soundtrack john. The critical consensus on rotten tomatoes reads, filled with twodimensional characters and pompous selfrighteousness, gods and generals is a long, tedious sit. Aug 07, 2008 now nothing cleanses the palette like a bad movie.
As they stand there silently, one smoking, one sipping, they regard each other with polite curiosity, as. Jeff shaara son of michael shaara, author of the killer angels wrote the prequel. Bob dylan closes out gods and generals with cross the green mountain, which sounds more contemporary than most of the rest of the album, but still has enough rustic warmth to complement it gracefully. The rise and fall of legendary war hero thomas stonewall jackson as he leads the confederacy to great success against the union from 1861 to 1863. Gods and generals opening titles with mary fahls going. Gods and generals movie film book, sample of essays. Rated pg for sustained battle sequences what parents need to. This is a movie where the confederate general stonewall jackson still so revered in virginia that the place he died is not called a memorial, but a shrine calls the black man he is about to hire as a cook mr.
Overall, the soundtrack is a dignified, understated affair, but has enough personality of its own to work outside of the films context. Made me look up gods and generals and holy cow there are a bunch of butt hurt critics. Aug 01, 2017 in gods generals why they succeeded and why some failed, roberts writes about charismatic faith leaders of yesteryear who were empowered by the holy spirit to bring worldwide revival. All of the battles, manassas junction, antietam, and chancellorsville, all occurred. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing gods and generals near you. Neoconfederates attempt to whitewash southern history.
The book adopts the same approach as the killer angels, recounting events from the perspective of several key figures, in this. How can a single movie change attitudes and convey anything but that. Maxwell has invested in this academically respectable 220minute historical pageant. There is a scene in gods and generals where two soldiers, one union, one confederate, meet between the lines to swap tobacco for coffee, a common occurrence during the war. Gods and generals warner bros movies stephen lang stonewall jackson 18 movies civil war art robert duvall civil war photos gettysburg. We learn to love and respect stonewall jackson as we follow his distinguished career borne out of devotion for the cause. Gods and generals zo ur film brezel ha drama istorel stadunanat skrivet ha sevenet gant ronald f. A stiff and stilted historical pageant, the san francisco examiner added.
Although gettysburg is the earlier film, gods and generals should be watched first if you want to get a chronological view of the war. A god fearing christian man that hated war hated slavory but als. As they stand there silently, one smoking, one sipping, they regard each other with polite curiosity, as if to say, hell of a mess were in the middle of. Take a break with mountain made films dave trippin. A lumpy threeandahalfhour glob, said the new york times. Jan 12, 2009 this is the first song from the soundtrack of randy edelman and john frizzels score for the movie gods and generals, 2003. The film focuses on confederate general thomas stonewall jackson, from the outbreak of the american civil war until his death from friendly fire at chancellorsville. Gods and generals is a prequel to that book, covering the leadup to the civil war, plus the first two years of the war. The book follows four of the most influential military commanders of the american civil war. Gods and generals jeff daniels stephen lang robert duvall 2003 during the civil war, union and confederate soldiers clash at bull run, fredericksburg and chancellorsville in this prequel to 1993s gettysburg. Gods and generals 2003 virginia center for civil war.
Jun 14, 2015 gods and generals opening titles with mary fahls going home hd i love this song. Gods and generals is the kind of movie beloved by people who never go to the movies, because they are primarily interested in something elsethe civil war, for exampleand think historical accuracy is a virtue instead of an attribute. Many saying it colors the confederates in too good of light. Gods and generals is a flawed piece that works better as an educational tool rather than as a feature film. Then there is gods and generals, cut from the same production cloth as. With stephen lang, robert duvall, jeff daniels, donzaleigh abernathy. Gods and generals is the prequel to the killer angels, the novel on which the movie gettysburg was based.1220 893 791 600 363 898 1315 1275 948 460 490 1003 1137 1419 1515 1532 796 1464 1129 1237 1236 974 631 1140 1484 881 1377 1273 1109 284 231 83 337 110