No. of Recommendations: 0
and even those had reservations, the biggest being the blatant pro-Confederacy message of the movie.

Somehow I doubt it can be that pro-Confederacy. Just making the Southern characters into cheesy, sterotypical gentlemen wouldn't qualify in my book. Makes for a bad movie of course, but hardly pro-Confederacy.

And as to the comment I saw about "Someone needs to tell Maxwell the South lost the war:" That reviewer is an idiot. This movie takes place BEFORE Gettysburg, and back then the Confederate forces did quite well for themselves.

On a side note, has anyone read the book by Jeff Shaara? I didn't, but I did read his two-part story of the American Revolution and I thought it was outstanding.

- Tom
Print the post  

Announcements

Live Video Event Monday!
The GP team is hosting a live video event on Monday at 4 p.m. ET. Don't worry if you can't make it — we'll have a replay and a transcript. Click for more!
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.