3:10 to Yuma (1957)

The 2007 remake with Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Peter Fonda, Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson and Alan Tudyk was Oscar nominated for Best Original Score and Best Sound Mixing. Pretty violent with a lot of drama as it wasn’t my cup of coffee. The original version from 1957 was worth it. With Glenn Ford and Van Heflin.

In 1800’s Arizona, a rancher was to hold a captured notorious outlaw at Contention City, until a steam train arrives at 3:10 pm to take him to the Yuma Territorial Prison in Yuma, Arizona where he’ll be executed. During the long wait, the outlaw was psyching the rancher out of his mind. And not just that, more of his outlaw’s friends and want the cowboys in their whole silent operation dead right away. So they had to hold them off a while.

By looking at the difference between the 1956 original movie, and the 2007 remake version, the 2007 version deserved those two Oscar nominations, as there were some errors for what they did.

For example, in the very end of the 1957 version, when the train takes off, they made it through. In the 2007 remake, after the rancher got killed, the outlaw killed his own posse before boarding. And just before the train took off in the distance, the outlaw called out his horse to come to him, as he was planning his next escape which wasn’t fair. So by dealing with the 1957 original movie, this ones takes the kick.

In addition for a success, 7.3 out of 10 stars is what I give. Besides, not only Glenn Ford was in this and “Midway” with Henry Fonda and Charlton Heston, but he was an amazing actor as Jonathan Kent. The foster father of Clark Kent/Superman in the 1978 three time Oscar winning movie, from director Richard Donner, and based on the DC Comics, “Superman”; with him, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, and Gene Hackman.

In conclusion, as always, do not be late to miss your ride, if it’s a train to catch. Even if it departs at 3:10 pm to somewhere in Arizona, or Fort Stockton, Texas.

Have Shining Time Station released on DVD!!

I was in 6th grade when I started to become a member of the public library in my hometown. And that was when I found one of these ultra rare videotapes.

It has been a while for me, since I first saw “Shining Time Station” on tv channel YTV where this had “Thomas the Tank Engine”. But I was glad that later on, I finally got to know who the first two narrators were and how they were amazing in this. British actor Ringo Starr since “The Beatles” and George Carlin who is an amazing comedian.

https://www.change.org/p/hit-entertainment-release-shining-time-station-on-dvd-2

Thanks to this person who did this petition, we definitely want this entire tv show to be mostly on DVD on all of its episodes including the Christmas special, ‘Tis a Gift’ that contains “Thomas’ Christmas Party” & “Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree”. Instead of having each episode on a videotape like these ones.

I did see ‘Tis a Gift’ when I was visiting Value Village while I was in college, that contains the two episodes I love on, instead of the TV version that contains ‘Terence the Tractor’ & ‘Thomas’ Christmas Party’. I wanted to get it, but our VHS machines got broken up so many years ago. Besides, I saw that VHS version on YouTube before I found out later on.

So as I agree with the people on this petition, I would be thrilled to see the entire tv show of “Shining Time Station” on DVD including the VHS version of ‘Tis a Gift’ on DVD also. That contains “Thomas’ Christmas Party” & “Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree”. If you’re up for this, sign up today. Now.

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

This movie won both Oscar awards for Best Story and Best Picture, and three Golden Globe Awards including Best Motion Picture- Drama, thanks to Cecil B. DeMille. And this is the only movie where Charlton Heston really met James Stewart, and Lawrence Tierney too.

Charlton Heston was the general manager, James Stewart was a clown who never took off his makeup as I still recognize him with his makeup on, and Lawrence Tierney was watching over the manager.

Joining them as a quick cameo appearance, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

Since this that made them famous, as how they went onto other movies and tv shows, I did felt sorry for them when they died of old age. James Stewart at age 89 in 1997, after the release of “An American Tail: Fievel Goes West”, as I enjoyed that as a youngster. Secondly, Lawrence Tierney at age 82 in 2002, 10 years after his final movie which turns out to be “Reservoir Dogs” from Quentin Tarantino as his directional debut. And thirdly, Charlton Heston at age 84 in 2008, 5 years after he got into an animated movie version of “Ben-Hur” which turns out to be the very last movie he ever did.

But that’s not all, while working on this movie, this whole story was set and filmed at the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus when this amazing circus was still alive. Since then and after the circus got shut down in mid 2017, no one has seen another movie about the Ringling Bros circus until “The Greatest Showman” with Hugh Jackman in late 2017 just before Christmas.

So in this story, a new acrobat daredevil was joining the team as the boss was concerned about him of what he might do next. The girl performers of the Ringling Bros circus were jealous as he was hanging out with a female blonde who is a trapeze expert. After an accident, he lost the muscle control in his right hand. He wouldn’t move his hand at all while it’s pale blue. If he had it amputated, and replace it with a hook, he’d be like that Eddie Beagle from “Flyboys”.

The performances, some of the costumes, animals, and more were magnificent. (Except for a few that were related to the early days of the dark side when the nasty godfather was still alive. Not to say his name really).

After romantic moments, love affairs and etc, the shocking moment was when the circus train was caused by two FBI men in a car that were trying to stop it. A few people got hurt while the animals escaped. But they were able to solve the problem and get away from trouble in a mess. And it does explain on why the Ringling Bros went too far on animal cruelty as they had some setbacks with some disasters that were affecting their show business.

In addition, you are not going to believe this which is frickin mental.

Steven Spielberg saw this as he credits this movie as one of the major inspirations that lead him to a film career. He pointed out the train crash scene as a major influence, as this influence was later reflected in the movie he produced, “Super 8” with J.J. Abrams as the director. Terrifying indeed, as Roger Ebert gave his movie 3 1/2 out of 4 stars and wrote, and I quote…

Super 8 is a wonderful film, nostalgia not for a time but for a style of film-making, when shell-shocked young audiences were told a story and not pounded over the head with aggressive action. Abrams treats early adolescence with tenderness and affection”.

Roger Ebert unfortunately didn’t do a movie review on this circus movie, cause he had other movies to review, long before his death in 2013. But he did cared for Charlton Heston, James Stewart and Lawrence Tierney after all. His critic friend too Gene Siskel.

Kids won’t like movies from J.J. Abrams, except for the ‘Star Trek’ reboot movies, but if they are up for a circus movie, this and “The Greatest Showman” about the Ringling Bros circus are the very good ones.

So for a success, 9 and a 1/2 out of 10 stars is what I give.

Capone (1975)

Rather than Robert De Niro, Tom Hardy, Rod Steiger, F. Murray Abraham, Jon Bernthal, or anyone else to portray this famous gangster, Ben Gazzara takes the entire role.

By foretelling the whole biography story of Al Capone, he became a gangster after mobster people were starting to like him, to bootlegging, gun fighting, wooing a woman until she was killed, and then the St. Valentines Day Massacre of 1929, he was found guilty on June 16th, 1931. Eliot Ness was the man to bring him to justice. (Thanks to Kevin Costner’s performance in “The Untouchables”)

February 2nd, 1938 was when he was diagnosed with dementia and neurosyphilis. After his release from Alcatraz, at the age of 40, he remained retired in his home in Palm Island, Florida as FBI agents were watching him until his death at age 48 on January 25th, 1947. His dementia and neurosyphilis had rotted his mind a lot. For a moment, I thought he was stabbed and killed on the island of Alcatraz while he was in jail for 11 years, but those two diagnosis that killed him after his release is super serious. Worse than suffering from cancer or leukaemia. He in fact, while suffering from those two, Capone wouldn’t remember where he hid a fortune, as he would pee in his own bed uncontrollably, as well as having illusions of someone who is there, but isn’t there that we cannot see.

Joining Ben Gazzara, are Sylvester Stallone as Frank Nitti, John Cassavetes as Frankie Yale, and Dick Miller before he was in “The Terminator”, “Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight”, & “Small Soldiers”. Those are the only four stars I know of in this gangster story, that beats every single Al Capone movie that a director has ever made.

So for a success, 9.4 out of 10 stars is what I give. In addition, the gunfights were magnificent, as I hope you understand how serious dementia and neurosyphilis can be. Cause those two diagnosis can rot your mind big time, until you are dead by the time you reach at age 50.

Roald Dahl’s The Witches (2020)

I couldn’t watch this on Videotron, cause it was too expensive to pay. This wasn’t released in movie theatres because of COVID-19, so they had it on HBO Max that we didn’t had. So I had no choice but to watch this online on the internet instead. And this movie adaption, based on the book by Roald Dahl takes the kick. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, and produced by filmmakers Alfonso Cuarón & Guillermo Del Toro.

With Anne Hathaway who previously played Haru from “The Cat Returns”, Octavia Spencer who was the mute woman’s friend in “The Shape of Water”, Stanley Tucci who was Giovanni Caproni in “The Wind Rises”, Kristin Chenoweth who was with Danny Devito in “Deck the Halls”, and Chris Rock who hosted the 88th Academy Awards, are the only stars I know of in this movie.

When it comes to facing witches, they can be everywhere no matter where they are. Not green faced ones like in the ones in “The Wizard of Oz”, “Hansel & Gretel”, and those “Shrek” movies, but real ones. Good witches are superb like the ones in “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, “Mary and the Witch’s Flower”, “The Golden Compass”, and a Pokémon tv show episode in ‘Master Quest’. But not the bad ones like the ones in “Bewitched”, both the movie and original TV show, Sabrina Spellman in “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”, the three blind ones in “Clash of the Titans” both original & remake, “The House With A Clock In It’s Walls”, “The Last Witch Hunter”, “Suicide Squad”, “Dark Shadows” with Johnny Depp, & lastly, “The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter”.

In 1968, after the death of a boy’s parents in a car accident, he moved from Chicago, Illinois to Alabama to live with his grandma as his last family member left to watch over him. He was slowly starting to get happy when he and his grandma realizes that witches are totally real, and are nearby. Including a grand high witch, as they can turn someone into an animal. Like a chicken, or a cat, or a mouse.

The hero boy, along with two more humans, got turned into mice by the grand high witch at a big hotel. All three by working with the hero boy’s grandma were able to outsmart her, and bring her business to a close. All the witches including her got turned into rats thanks to them, as the grand high witch got eaten by her black cat. They remained to be mice to the rest of their lives, and taught kids to bring more of them out of business.

The special effects, the art direction, setting, the black cat and more in this, is absolutely amazing. Thumbs up indeed. In fact, the hilarious part was how Anne Hathaway as the grand high witch was sniffing with her nose, and how she reacts to something. In fact, Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock are absolutely hilarious in this.

Ever since I saw “The Green Mile” on what they mentioned a ‘mouse-ville’ on what it would look like, there was really a ‘mouse-ville’ in this one when it came to the end scene. And when it comes to mice, they can be adorable like the ones in the ‘Redwall’ animated tv show, based on the books by Brian Jacques.

To wrap this up, this , “Interstellar” and “The Cat Returns” show the best performances that Anne Hathaway did. The rest that she was in weren’t so good. Especially when she was that nasty Selina Kyle/Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises”. And the next time when she is bad in acting as the bad guy or insane person, as how Zoë Kravitz will be that Catwoman character in “The Batman” in 2022, I’ll sure hope they get turned into real cats or cat girls as how Anne Hathaway did in “The Cat Returns”. A real beast of beauty. Kristin Wiig as Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva/Cheetah in “Wonder Woman 1984” was half done. No kitty ears, small fangs, no kitty nose and no whiskers. But she did had claws, fur all over, sharp toenails, a cheetah tail, and a lined faced that all cheetahs have. So I prefer a cat girl like the one in “The Cat Returns”, and ‘the Cheetah’ full developed like how they did in those ‘Justice League’ animated tv shows. And I can imagine if this were to happen…

Since “Willy Wonka/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” from both Mel Stuart & Tim Burton, “Matilda” from Danny DeVito, “Fantastic Mr. Fox” from Wes Anderson, and the animated version of “The BFG” from Brian Crosgrove, this adaption from Roald Dahl’s book takes the kick. The Tom & Jerry animated version on one of these Roald Dahl adaption movies, wasn’t so good at all. The rest from both the dark side & the Jim Henson company? Uh-uh. No way Jose! Which is why I’m giving this 9.8/10 stars. A straight ‘A’. And I sure hope that this will be released on DVD soon, like how I reviewed a movie earlier ago. BIG TIME!! Nothing more, nothing else.

In conclusion, never again we shall see witches. Otherwise, they’ll be facing an inquisition. Like so…

Guard: Flying days are over witchy!
Boss’s voice: That’ll be 20 pieces of silver for that witch, and 84 dollars for Trunchbull. Next.
(While people wait their turn in a lineup, Harry Wormwood and Trunchbull from “Matilda” horrified watches those nasty members of “James and the Giant Peach” get shot by firing squad).
Harry Wormwood: Hey lady! I’m telling ya, I’m innocent!!
Old woman: Zip it buster!!
Boss: Next. What do we have?
Old man: I found these boys from those adaptions of that Wonka factory story, red handed in an alley. Including that Tom & Jerry version. These chubby boys were caught in a candy shop, while these shrunken boys were in another one on television sets. Stealing things.
Augustus Gloop (2005): I do taste so good.
Mike Teavee (1971): And don’t worry about! We feel fine. We’re famous! We’re TV stars! Wait until the kids back home hear about this!
Boss: 85 dollars for shrunken and gluttonous boys. Take them away. Next. What do we got?
Old lady: Well, I found Harry Wormwood, and three Veruca Salts!!
Girl: Pardon me for intruding sir, but like the Trunchbull, are they really going to jail?
Boss: Bad people like that woman you mentioned, Harry Wormwood, Boggis, Bean and Bunce, yes. For spoiled and mean children like Matilda’s brother, Veruca, Augustus, and Mike, no. They’ll be heading to the Malignant Cove Home for Troubled Youth. It’s not far from St. Francis Xaviers University. Oh, this Violet Beauregarde on all three girls won’t be coming along unfortunately. They’re still at the Warpo General Hospital.
Older girl: This St. Francis Xaviers University. Where’s that?
Bald guy: Antigonish, Nova Scotia. We were planning to take them to a remote manners camp back then. Unfortunately like Kingsmere City, the camp got shut down several years ago. So those kids better get on the bus now. Cause where they’re going, it’ll be 21 months in Nova Scotia.
(Officer gives them the high fives, as they win it all)
[Bus drives off, taking the mean children to Nova Scotia, while the other one takes them prison]

Note: The bratty kids spent 21 months there, with no visitors, no television, no sweets, and no games. The rest spent more than 21 years in a prison, under the command of a tyrant warden.

Wolfwalkers (2020 animated movie)

“Awaken Your Magic

-the official trailer from GKIDs.

From the director who did “Song of the Sea” and “The Secret of Kells”, comes his new animated movie that I really love on. Both GKIDS and the Apple company released this movie together, as how they showed this at the Toronto International Film Festival. I didn’t see it there unfortunately, because of the germ warfare nightmare that threatens the world. COVID-19 as some people were blaming China for starting it. In fact, during the COVID-19 pandemic, they had no choice but to release this on Apple TV. But on the internet online, I was able to watch the entire animated movie that is totally worth it.

Ireland, 1650. In the town of Kilkenny, during the reign of Oliver Cromwell, farmers wanted to expand more as they have been cutting down trees near a big forest. The only problem that scares the farmers are wolves.

But that’s not all, like Hayao Miyazaki did on “Princess Mononoke” on a young woman raised by giant white wolves, there was a little girl raised by wolves as well as her mom. Deep in the forests, as she and her mom control the entire pack. And you’re not going to believe this. Whenever she is awake at daytime, they keep the pack alive. In the nighttime whenever she is asleep, by real nature magic on these wolves, her soul and spirit brings her into the form and become a real one.

A girl from town met her for the first time, as she became one of them. The art, the animation, the magic, the music such as “Running With The Wolves, Tonight”, and more were magnificent. I wanted this to MUST WIN both that Golden Globe Award and that Oscar award for Best Animated Feature Film. Unfortunately, if it weren’t for the dark side, I realized that sometimes, the award ceremonies can be rigged.

What about the two Wolf-walkers in our story? In a serious, dramatic climax and a furious battle, the father of the girl from the village became a wolf walker like the two girls. And no longer went back to town. Instead, they head to a new home where they can be safe including the wolves.

Sean Bean, Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, and Maria Doyle Kennedy are the only two stars I know of, as I recognized their voices in this. Two of them are new in the movie business, while Sean Bean and Maria Doyle Kennedy were in “Jupiter Ascending”. And I sure hope this comes out on DVD for sure. This definitely has got to be released on DVD!! BIG TIME!! Same thing to “A Whisker Away”.

9.8 out of 10 stars is what I give. A thumbs up indeed. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Dodgeball: Thunderdome (TV show)

Thanks a lot to the Discovery Channel that showed this game TV show, remember your 5 D’s of Dodgeball like that Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller movie.

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, & Dodge.

And as this beats “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome”, this is the real thunder-dome after all. Players by avoiding getting hit by red dodgeballs, go for a $25,000 cash prize. David Dobrik was the host along with two more, as they also had big red balls like for what you saw in “Wipeout” & “Wipeout Canada”.

This ran for one season with a total of 9 or 10 episodes, maybe more as they had people from USA and also from the UK to compete in this show. My dad and I enjoyed this, before he and my mom went too far on TV. The winner? A man named Trevor who has a golden mullet.

So I’m giving this 10/10 stars. Thumbs up indeed.

Top 8 Fictional Armies in Movies

This ‘Top 8’ blog post is dedicated in loving memory of Canadian voice actor Kirby Morrow (1973-2020).

They would wag war than ever before. These are the top 8 fictional armies in movies, I would guarantee that movie fans, would ever love on. As we look at them, they can be strong, bold, noble and fierce. Not very much, but these are indeed good ones. No matter if they are animated or live action.

8. Army of Flying Monkeys (The Wizard of Oz). Kicking off on this list, these baboons will abduct you than a UFO from “This Island Earth”. Lead by one of the Wicked Witches in the west end in the land of Oz, these purple skinned, winged monkeys will go nutsy cuckoo a lot. Even when they love bananas as treats. They love to abduct people like Dorothy Gale with her Toto dog, tear things apart like her scarecrow friend, and leave a big mess. Lead by Nikko by wearing a gold vest, they do not speak or have weapons, but they understand their master very well. So watch out for them kids.

7. The Wolf Army (Kung Fu Panda 2). What big do they have grandma? Lead by white peacock Lord Shen, and under the command of a wolf boss, they just love to search, rob, and destroy anyone or anything that tries to stop them including the dragon warrior as a panda. Responsible for annihilating the panda’s village for where he was born earlier ago, their goal was to rule a far away coastal city first, build more cannons, and then conquer the rest of Ancient China. For kung-fu would be no more by Chinese New Years Eve. Even if they were to hunt the last of the dragon warrior’s kind.

6. The United Defence Force (Edge of Tomorrow). Both Americans and Europeans together, along with other allies, in their jacket technology armour can do one thing in an invasion. Kill those alien mimics that threaten mankind in middle Europe. By making these soldiers go faster, armed with cannons, assault rifles & mines attached to their armour, their goal was to go from the beaches of Verdun, locate the hive at the Louvre in Paris, France, and terminated the Omega. Even if they are lucky enough to make it. Or face death by those mimics since that colossal beach battle.

5. The United States Colonial Marine Corps (Alien saga). They can do both stand up fights and bug hunts when it comes to facing both the Xenomorphs and the Weyland-Yutani Corporation that are after this alien species. Armed with pulse rifles, smart-guns, flamethrowers, shotguns, grenades, and also known as Colonial Marines, a lot were to investigate abandoned facilities on alien hostile planets as they came into contact with them. They realized on how corruptive the corporation went too far, as these ‘perfect organisms’ are the deadliest in the galaxy, than never be used for bio-weapons.

4. The Elf Army (The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings saga). Experts in archery like Legolas as they never miss, and also armed with their Nagamaki swords, they love killing orcs, giant spiders, hungry massive worms, butt ugly goblins, Middle Earth elephants with long tusks, and more that stand in their way. Lead by an elf king, they would protect their home kingdoms from the dark forces of Mordor before they would conquer all of Middle Earth. None of them unfortunately killed any dragons like Smaug. Very wise and confident, they know their ways in battles.

3. The Argonauts (Jason and the Argonauts). Lead by Jason as their leader, they do one thing and one thing only. Kill those Greek mythological creatures that stand in their way. Such as screaming harpies, evil skeleton soldiers, a metal bronze giant, and a hissing hydra too. While being watched by the gods of Mt. Olympus, their goal was to find the prize treasure of all treasures in Ancient Greece. The Golden Fleece. By avoiding the Titans, their half-bloods like Hercules, and the bad guys that plan to stop them, they never gave up until they along with Jason won the prize.

2. The Golden Army (Hellboy II). 70 times, 70 soldiers, and made out of 24 carat gold, thank director Guillermo Del Toro for creating this. As this indestructible and early robotic army, commanded by anyone on wearing a magical crown, would take on anyone that stand in their way. Armed with blades on their wrists, and would easily repair themselves, their goal was to conquer the world. They had to face Hellboy, Liz, Abraham Sapien, and the white ghotsly gas man Johann, FIRST. Even when Hellboy has his big pistol to shoot them in the nuts and go, “Indestructible, my ass!”

1. The Undead Army (InuYasha 3: The Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler). Taking the number 1# spot on the list, is the real deal. Filled with poisonous miasma, and would easily repair themselves, this is one big samurai army you do not want to mess with. Under the command of Takemaru, as a real demon king, he and more than 2000 undead demonic soldiers wouldn’t stop until the Great Dog Demon’s only two sons are terminated. Lord Sesshomaru & InuYasha. For they each contain two of the Great Dog Demon’s swords, while he owns the third one. The third one is when he does the ‘dragon twister’ 🐉🌪. It had possessed InuYasha and you can see for yourself….

(Flashback. September 6th, 2005)

Little Bear: It’s the dragon twister!
Sango: Get on! Let’s go!!
InuYasha (possessed): DRAGON TWISTER!!!!
Sango: He has such intensive power.
Sesshomaru: Hm. (smiles)

Do you agree with my picks? Which are your favourite fictional armies in movies?

100 Days to Victory (a two part TV miniseries)

Only a two part documentary tv miniseries as they showed this on the History Channel in Remembrance Day of 2020. By looking back at the final 100 days of the First World War in 1918 before it actually ended on November 11th, 1918 at 11 am, to the historians talking about it today of how it was, this was interesting.

They even showed these famous generals and commanders for what happened during the First World War. They had General Erich Ludendorff’s voice, but never showed his appearance. And unfortunately, they didn’t show Captain George S. Patton when he lead the Americans to war in Europe. (Before he became a 4 star general in the Second World War).

Their names were Generals Arthur Currie (Canada), Ferdinand Foch (France), John Monash (New Zealand), Henry Horne (Britain), Julian Byng (Canada again), and Douglas Haig & Henry Rawlinson (Britain again).

While Captain George S. Patton lead American tanks, as well as Sergeant Alvin C. York with his regiment to take on a German machine gun nest, the spring offensive was a big one as they didn’t want the Germans to reach Paris, France. By pushing their way against them in the counterattack, the most serious one like Vimy Ridge was the Hindenburg Line. Lots of barbed wire, machine gun bunkers, minefields and those anti-tank rifles. After breaking through that Hindenburg Line, then came Armistice of November 11th, 1918.

So for a success, a straight ‘A’ is what I give. And I recommend to watch this over Remembrance Day weekend.

Patton’s speech (1970 movie)

“Be seated. Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. Men, all this stuff you’ve heard about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of horse dung. Americans, traditionally, love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.

When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big league ball players, the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. Now, I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war. Because the very thought of losing is hateful to Americans.

Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday Evening Post don’t know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating.

Now, we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit, and the best men in the world.

You know, by God, I actually pity those poor bastards we’re going up against. By God, I do. We’re not just going to shoot the bastards. We’re going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun bastards by the bushel.

Now, some of you boys, I know, are wondering whether or not you’ll chicken-out under fire. Don’t worry about it. I can assure you that you will all do your duty. The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them. Spill their blood. Shoot them in the belly. When you put your hand into a bunch of goo that a moment before was your best friend’s face, you’ll know what to do.

Now, there’s another thing I want you to remember. I don’t want to get any messages saying that we are holding our position. We’re not holding anything. Let the Hun do that.

We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding onto anything — except the enemy. We’re going to hold onto him by the nose, and we’re gonna kick him in the ass.

We’re gonna kick the hell out of him all the time, and we’re gonna go through him like crap through a goose!

Now, there’s one thing that you men will be able to say when you get back home, and you may thank God for it.

Thirty years from now when you’re sitting around your fireside with your grandson on your knee, and he asks you, “What did you do in the great World War II?” — you won’t have to say, “Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana.”

Alright now you sons-of-bitches, you know how I feel. Oh, I will be proud to lead you wonderful guys into battle anytime, anywhere. That’s all”.

-General George S. Patton.

Since the original guy and then George C. Scott’s portrayal in “Patton”, those words he said are absolutely true before going off to war in Europe and North Africa against Nazi Germany. He did swear a lot, but George C. Scott was the excellent actor to portray this famous general.

Same thing to Gregory Peck as U.S. General Douglas MacArthur in “MacArthur” of how he lead his men in the Pacific against Japan. Then the Korean War while facing Harry Truman. Which was why “Patton” deserved those Oscar awards including Best Picture as film critics Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert were very pleased.