Patton Movie Analysis

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Patton Patton is a historical drama surrounding United States General George S. Patton and his career in Africa and Europe during World War II. While I initially chose this film because it was easily available on Netflix, I came to enjoy that it focused on the war in Northern Africa and Italy, which are often overlooked in modern cinema and other mediums. The film depicts General George S. Patton, a loud mouth, no nonsense, and pugnacious general stuck in the middle of the fight in North Africa after a humiliating American defeat in the Battle of Kasserine Pass. Patton quickly realizes how poorly disciplined the American troops in North africa truly are and quickly whips them into shape. After defeating Erwin Rommel’s German-Italian Panzer …show more content…
While the movie is quite long at just under three hours, it does a good job of fitting the immense amount of content, spanning from Patton's deployment to North Africa in 1943 to the surrender of Germany in 1945, into the given time. In Between action the film does a tremendous job of portraying the planning stages of each battle as well as General Patton's unrelenting and competitive mindset when it comes to war. Where the film falls short in terms of actual action, it is made up for not only in the form of the behind the scenes aspects of the war, but by the depictions of the aftermaths of each battle and the loss of american lives. This film is very good and holds up quite well according to today's standards in filmmaking, as well as in its portrayal of real life events and …show more content…
Patton excels at recreating exactly what the war would looked like from the uniforms worn throughout to the actual World War II equipment rented from the Spanish Army (which was given to them by the United States in a prior deal). The film also does a great job of portraying its main subject, General Patton. In real life Patton was often held in high regard by his peers and superiors, while he was feared by his inferiors due to his antagonizing personality and the same goes in the movie. Patton was also very knowledgeable in history and was an avid poet both of which were portrayed throughout the film. In regards to the war one of the things the film gets right is the lack of supplies as the Third Army gets closer to Germany and farther from their supply line, something that was seen by the British and the American’s on the eastern front, and by the Germans on the western front. But for all of Patton’s achievements it also has its shortcomings. While the film does a good job of portraying Patton accurately, it fails at accurately portraying the army as a whole. Throughout the film the army is predominantly white and also predominantly male, while in actuality nearly 10% of the army was African American and there were over sixty-thousand women in the army. The film also caught slack

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