Bryan Gunnar Cole
The idea is actually pretty good, but the execution of the idea was a little weak. Each of the three friends has three different views on the war and the draft. The different views were great, and a pretty accurate representation of reactions by young, American men. I think you could go to any bar in New York and find at least one man with each of the three different views. Remember; in this film, the rules of the draft are a little different. Every American male between the ages of 18 and 35 is eligible regardless of profession or education. Thatís a little different than the draft of the Vietnam era.
I think the movie would have been much better if they based the movie on their reactions to the draft being reinstated. As it was, the draft had already been reinstated and the three friends get the letters in the mail saying their name was called. There was a culture and atmosphere that the audience wasnít familiar with or fully understood. I would have liked to see their reactions to the announcement of the draft rather than catch up with them a few days/months/years later.
The movie itself is barely average. It gets caught up in its own drama and loses focus pretty quickly. The filmmakers also try to cram too much story into a 90 minute film. When that happens, some storylines falter. The best part of the film is the basic idea of the film; the draft. That sensitive subject alone should spark conversation among American males.
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