Defiance (Edward Zwick, 2008)
Edward Zwick’s follow-up to the better-than-it-looked Blood Diamond isn’t slated for release until at least the end of this year. But from this teaser trailer for Defiance, its story of three Jewish brothers who escaped the Nazis in their native Poland and became partisans and liberators against the Wehrmacht looks inspiring and legitimate, but also packed with enough exploding tanks and gun battles to achieve the “epic” tag.
How did those guys manage to hide so many people in the middle of the woods, let alone protect them from the Germany army that surrounded their position? Here’s hoping that, at some point, a few Panzers get smashed by a makeshift forest defense system similar to the two logs on swings used by Ewoks on the forest moon of Endor. Lucas based so much of his series on WWII battle footage, anyway. — Johnny Loftus
[tags]Edward Zwick, Defiance, Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Blood Diamond, Nazis, Panzers, Ewoks, George Lucas[/tags]