Two young soldiers, Bartle (21) and Murph (18) navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.
"Yellow Birds" follows John Bartle and the difficulties he faces in keeping his humanity, his urge to survive and his friend Murph alive during the war in Iraq, as well as his life and struggles with his memories of the war after he comes back to Virginia.Written by
Bartle and Murphy address non-commissioned officers as "sir" numerous times throughout the film. NCOs are referred to by their rank (sergeant, staff sergeant) in the US Army, Only commissioned officers are referred to or addressed as "sir" (warrant officers can be addressed as"Mr (their last name)" or as "sir" . This is a serious error in protocol and would have been correct by the NCO being addressed immediately. See more »
Take Full Metal Jacket, The Hurt Locker, a Six-Pack of Beer and some Hot Moms-Put It In A Blender and Run It On High
Take Full Metal Jacket, The Hurt Locker, a Six-Pack of Beer and some
Hot Moms-Put It In A Blender and Run It On High
Although the concept of the main story might be original, it is
lost within the inspirations of other films portrayed here.
The casting of Jennifer Aniston, Jason Patric, Toni Collette and
Lee Tergesen is a complete waste of their talents as The Yellow Birds
does not carry enough impact to warrant their inclusion. The film
spends the majority of it's focus dealing with the effect upon the
character Brandon Bartle, leaving all other characters insignificant
to the main story.
The Yellow Birds strikes me as one of those 'first time' films,
which is close as this is the second full length film directed by
Alexandre Moors. What I see as another issue that convoluted the
story is The Yellow Birds was burdened by thirty-five producers
-that's 35 for you numbers folk.
Skip this film or save it for after you've binged everything else
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