Blog Description

I own ALOT of Movies but Why? I go to ALOT of movies but Why? I watch ALOT of movies but Why? A movie a day for one year. that is my first 365 blog challenge. I am putting all my movies in a box and pulling them at random, including the ones owned by the wife.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

121. U-571

            There was a time in this world where Matthew McConaughey did other movies besides Romantic Comedies. And he wore his shirt they entire movie. Its hard to believe I know! The man who gave us Failure to Launch, The Wedding Planner and Ghosts of Girlfriends past actually does real movies.
            U-571 is the true story about the WWII soldiers who fought and captured German U Boats in order to capture and secured German code machines. McConaughey plays Lt. Tyler a career soldier who was just passed up for his own sub due to the fact that he was too close to the soldiers he lead. Bill Paxson, horrible as usual, plays his superior who explains to him that Tyler cant make the tough decisions when it comes to life and death.
           As far as U-571 goes, this movie is awesome. It is action packed, intense and well directed. It is one of the first movies I ever watched with a giant surround system and it is amazing. Even if you dont like war movies you might give this o ne a shot. You really get to know the characters that are in the main plot and McConaughey does a great job and its  wonder to see how he went from this action track to the main RomCom go to guy.

Final Verdict: Worth Owning


  1. It's been forever since I have seen this movie and I really don't remember whether I liked it or even much about it.

  2. Saw this movie awhile back. Can't remember it all but I do remember it was awesome. It is based on a true story about US Navy trying to recover the German code maker Enigma machine, from a German sub. Good action and great story. Matthew McConaughey does an excellent job in his role. To tell you the truth, I don't even remember Bill Paxson...go figure. Worth seing and for sure worth owning if you like War movies, true story movies, or even True story war movies! ;oD

  3. Don't forget Jon Bon Jovi!