Wings (1927)


wings“Hello Yank, welcome to a very merry little war. And now how about a wee drop for the King and Uncle Sam?” – British Soldier

Number of Times Seen –  1 (21 Aug 2013)

Brief Synopsis – Two young men both vying for a woman’s heart become best friends when they both join the army and become aviators during WWI

My Take on it – I had never seen this movie before because I assumed it would be really boring and old fashioned.

I was wrong.

It was quite entertaining for a silent movie from 1927. The thing that bothered me a lot was the fact that I am used to seeing Chaplin silent movies and was half expecting slapstick comedy throughout the movie.

The story is built up pretty well and (as most poignant war movie are) it shows how war is (always) hell.  This is a sentiment that has been well-known for centuries and even 87 years ago was shown well through the newish medium of movies.

I must confess that I didn’t recognize any of the actors, but that actually helped me enjoy the movie more not having that distraction.

This movie was the winner of the first ever Oscar for Best Picture. It also won an Oscar for Best Effects (The dogfight scenes were done really well!)

Bottom Line – Nicely done (anti) war movie especially given that it was made in 1927. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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