Several anti-war films have come along in the past couple of years calling out the war in Iraq. They’ve covered various conspiracies, big personalities and the front lines. But, perhaps, none have been as human as Neil Abramson’s American Son.
The action movie has been spoofing itself for years. Half of the time it’s no even intentional. Ben Stiller’s hilarious and surprisingly intelligent Tropic Thunder takes the genre spoof to a new extreme.
Like most every great war movie, it combines intense action with human drama. There’s also several overtly preachy scenes that accomplish little to further the story but they underline the already clear message.