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I saw this movie at the 25cent matinee when I was a kid and bought the DVD a few years ago.
After watching the computer generated graphics in Flyboys and the Red Baron, I appreciate The Blue Max even more. I'll have to forgive George Peppard's spoiled 1960s American-kid antics the same way I'll forgive Ursula Andress' 1960s look with towel over her shoulders in the hotel room. Just the sight and sound of those biplanes and triplanes is worth the price of "admission".
All the computer generated graphics in today's movies juts turn me off. It's a drag to watch near impossible feats done in 3x real time. It's been a long time since I saw the Blue Max but I thoroughly enjoyed the flying scenes.
I thought flyboys was great. There were so many shots that just can't be duplicated in real life. The movie had allot of aspects of training/combat not covered in many movies. There were parts I didn't really like, but it's hollywood. I felt it captured the romantic side of the early dogfights as well as the realities of air war.
As to the Blue Max. No movie is perfect, but this is one that atleast stands the test of time and I am just as content to watch the Blue Max on a Sunday afternoon as I am to watch Flyboys.
Didn't know there was a recent Red Baron movie. SOMEONE NEEDS TO MAKE A NEW RED BARON FLIGHT SIM! The old Red Baron 3d was great. Something about the details like the crack of a .303 or 8mm snapping through the wood of the airframe, The sputter of the engine, the creaking of the wings or the shuddering and loud cracks just before you snap the wings off. Or, the joys of bailing out of your burning plane and watching your parachuteless body rocket to the ground.
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