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Military film review. The film "Frontier": we wanted the best, but not in a crisis!

The month was going with the spirit to write his opinion about what he saw. Not that the words were not chosen, just everything is fine with the words. All the same, by the way.

As God forbid, I would recommend to watch this film, and not to be caught in advertising, now, after the demonstration is over, you can talk.

What first showed this movie?

"Frontier" showed a crisis. All the same continuing to rage crisis writers and directors who are not capable of creating films. So nothing new.

The idea of ​​the film is not bad. The idea is to show the war (okay, try to show the war again) and somehow remind you that not only May 9 should honor it.

Perhaps this is all good ends. And, no, perhaps, there is another positive component. Cost Total 300 million rubles.

What did not like. Plot. It is not that crumpled, rather, illogical and unfinished. It is clear that Shevtsov wanted to repeat “We are from the future,” as one of our directors is now shooting in different guises a film about a company of soldiers.

Did not work.

In general, after watching, I had only one question: my dears, did you really want to take something off?

"We are from the future-3"? No, there is no such immersion in the past. "28 Panfilov" screw up? It doesn't look like that either. No, thank God, not "Citadel" and not "Stalingrad"! In principle - already a huge plus.

Here I am "28 Panfilov" once praised, although many have criticized the film. Say, there was not enough emotion, the story line is straight, like scrap and in general, just one moment “from life” is shown.

Sorry, in “Hot Snow” also showed one moment. The question here is how ...

Emotions ... I didn’t see any emotions at all in the “Frontier”. The plot is not limping, but with shot through legs I saw, but emotions ...

To be honest, I was haunted by the feeling of some kind of “ordering”. We have a lot of things removed. Previously, with the milkmaids and machine operators, now with businessmen and presidents. The essence is not important, the approach is important.

The approach here is felt. It was necessary to make a film on a given topic. High moral and spiritual.

But it does not work, even though you beat them with your butt! Re-shoot is possible. "Crew" there or "Star" as an example. For real-life events, we can glow! Salyut-7, Upward Movement. And even to lie no more than half.

But on the “Frontier” it becomes clear what to think up / write / create by yourself - this is already in any way. And it is noticeable that neither the script writer nor the director believes in what they are filming. That Mikhalkov in the "Citadel" believed that it was so. And because it is unscientific but fantastic film masterpiece looks convincing. And not here.

Maybe because I have met such “Shurovs” in the life of the shaft, and that I’m not so penetrated? And first of all, I myself do not believe in what can be?

The idea of ​​the film is as simple as a Mosin rifle. And simply must be the same punch in the brain and slaughter. Show and prove that you need to remember your ancestors who fought in that war. Be proud of them, and not only on Victory Day.

Yes, Christmas trees, sticks, I'm so proud of them! And many of us are proud! Frankly, honestly, with conviction. We do not need such a cheater. Phantasmagoria with a trendy pop-up.

“Hitchers” - this is already a whole flow in science fiction, because of how they get into others from different times. Fashionable, yes.

I do not remember where I saw / heard, but the man said great: this is a film for Kolya from the Bundestag.

But even for Kolya sucks worked out. Not on 300 million. Kohl, he watering the Germans with tears. He is just the future Shurov - moderately stupid, moderately cynic, moderately boor. And he does not care about everything except the numbers on the bank account.

It did not leave the feeling that I myself fall into the light of Soviet times. And I look something like that, from my childhood. Filmed "on request" of the Komsomol Central Committee. And on the head with two hammers, I’m kukudyamyat: you must remember, you must respect, you must honor, you must ...

What should I do? I respect as much as I can and I can. And as I can, then I can, respectively.

Or to respect the team, famously gash "Kintso about the war"? Well, respect. What is not a billion spent. True, I respect.

But I don’t want to respect the work. Uninteresting movie out. Totally uninteresting. When in “Panfilovtsy” from the flank the machine gun on the Germans began to work, crawled jerked and exhaled. For - played. And before - invented.

And here really - the line. And beyond this line are the mediocre monologues of the main character, ineptly performed by Priluchny. And exhale when he finishes off.

Well, at least it looks like a major, and that's fine.

True, it is worthwhile to say a couple of words on the subject of what kind of film. Unlike “We are from the future,” this is a completely different creation. This is a film-watching. The main character does not participate in the events, he does not change anything, because he simply cannot change anything, he is an observer. And it can only change itself. Understand, accept, rethink ...

As for me, so absolutely GG has not changed. How was ***, and remained to them.

In general, another attempt that clearly speaks of torture. Not the agony of creativity, in which masterpieces are born, but torture in mastering means and attempts to create at least something from nothing.

No, that will not work. Zero what it does not multiply, zero will remain. Here we must believe in what you shoot and write.

I leave the creation of Shevtsov and Tyurin without evaluation. There is nothing to evaluate in this film. Nothing but well-chosen newsreel frames. Another dullness, unfortunately.

So ... For home viewing, downloading from the Internet. And no chance of reuse.

But if you measure the misery of the type of "Stalingrad" - 0,5 will be. To live, in principle, it is possible. Watch too. But bright thoughts about the prospects in our cinema do not cast all this for some reason.
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  1. Vard
    Vard April 10 2018 05: 18
    In the trench, a smoothed out gymnast ... You can look no further ...
    1. your1970
      your1970 April 10 2018 09: 34
      the salt and sweat on their backs in "They Fought for the Homeland" - I don’t remember who - but one of the actors said that they dug a small trench before the whole group of actors - so that the sweat would come out and the salt went through the tunics, so that everything was real. ..
    2. Vend
      Vend April 10 2018 10: 48
      What is the film about?
    3. Megatron
      Megatron April 12 2018 00: 50
      I decided to specially watch the film so that later I would give it a rating. You don’t have to cut it right off your shoulder, the film is generally correct, although it’s not without a cranberry. Well, yes, modern realities. In Soviet films, almost every second person himself was a front-line soldier. But the main idea is still in the picture - our grandfathers fought for us, for our peaceful sky. If we forget this, we will become Ivanes who do not remember kinship.
      I think many of the young people will just start watching such "light" modern films, and then, having become interested, they will already switch to serious Soviet classics. I’m a movie. Go and watch it already in adulthood, but he left a lasting impression.
      1. kan123
        kan123 April 12 2018 12: 07
        And in the Soviets, they rallied, with immobility - people lived, trams drove, theaters worked, taverns - there was life at the front, and they showed how they jumped out of acting pants, they all shouted cheers, they pretended to be “powerfully fighting” - all this one false, so the veterans did not look. And in the Russian Federation, they have completely sunk with their “sunstrokes”, “sawing at the cinema”. In the USSR, even outright mediocrity was screened out, somehow, but now they don’t care what to shoot. Yeah, they will drag young people, they seem to have already beaten a bolt, to drag someone to their cinema. Anyway, no one will watch.
      2. Alf
        Alf April 12 2018 21: 02
        Quote: Megatron
        in general, the film is correct,

        What exactly is right there? The fact that the T-34 drove to Moscow? So this is the only true one.
        Quote: Megatron
        and then, having become interested, they will already switch to serious Soviet classics.
        Do you believe it yourself?
        Quote: Megatron
        looked already in adulthood,

        That's exactly what in mature, when the brains fell into place. Our youth with great pleasure will see the tale Rage.
  2. raw174
    raw174 April 10 2018 07: 34
    Old films are interesting because they were written, played and controlled by those who themselves had been sitting in the trenches at one time ... Modern actors will not be able to convey feelings and emotions because they are afraid to get dirty and break a nail ...
    Thanks to the author, I won’t watch a movie ...
    PS: The other day I watched the beginning of a movie, where our specialists performed an operation. The group “sneaks up” in the bushes at night, while wearing short-sleeved T-shirts, then shine under the moon, the main thing is smeared with black paint, stripes on the face ... Here is the level of our film ...
  3. igordok
    igordok April 10 2018 07: 53
    I like science fiction movies about time travel. Although some have. But films about "fellow travelers" very often, I do not perceive as fantastic films. I like movies where time has something in common. Liked the film "Unlearned lesson 14 / 41"
    1. SevaNikolaev
      SevaNikolaev April 10 2018 21: 15
      Thank . This is not fiction ...
    2. beeper
      beeper April 10 2018 21: 33
      A good film about Donetsk-Stalin, life-roll call of times and generations ... Enough for the Heart and Soul!
      Native land. My grandfather and grandmother under the Nazi occupation in Stalin died, with a difference of one day, dad, when he was discharged from Germany, he no longer found their graves, they left under the heaps ...
  4. parusnik
    parusnik April 10 2018 07: 55
    And the President liked the film .. wink I watched. The film is generally about nothing. From it a new generation (those who studied poorly) can only understand that there was once a war. Some kind of game actors are not visible. The war is shown as a set of special effects. And nothing more unfortunately ... Trenches in some kind of blue and pink crumbs. What kind of connection between generations can we talk about? At some primitive level, perhaps. The first time a person thought that he could have ancestors who fought. In general, the so-so filmets, third grade, is not yet a marriage.
    1. mishastich
      mishastich April 10 2018 08: 43
      The President and Viking liked it. (Or we were told so)
      1. atos_kin
        atos_kin April 13 2018 11: 52
        18+ Vlasovite
  5. _Vlad_
    _Vlad_ April 10 2018 08: 15
    Article set of words. Has anyone watched it? There is a sense in the film, the performance only lets us down (but not everywhere), at some points there are distortions, but it is noticeable that they are special, for contrast.
  6. Skarpzd
    Skarpzd April 10 2018 08: 23
    Kinu (this can not be called a film) has not mastered. rare rubbish
  7. konstantin68
    konstantin68 April 10 2018 09: 57
    Quote: Skarpzd
    Kinu (this can not be called a film) has not mastered. rare rubbish

    Like most "remodels." I always said that the commercial component is harmful to our person. For the idea, we create masterpieces for the "loot", remove this ...
    1. Arakius
      Arakius April 12 2018 20: 28
      Actors don't have to pay?
  8. Stalingradpobeda
    Stalingradpobeda April 10 2018 10: 07
    It’s good that our Russian films are doing. There is still uninteresting and boring. But, the most important thing is that they have a lot of sincerity and the Russian spirit. The main thing is good financing. Casting. And not necessarily famous.
    1. Alf
      Alf April 12 2018 21: 03
      Quote: Stalingradpobeda
      The main thing is good financing.

      Yes, yes, the main thing is more dough. So there come such "masterpieces" as Stalingrad, the Citadel, the Last armored train.
  9. konstantin68
    konstantin68 April 10 2018 10: 25
    Quote: Stalingradpobeda
    Casting. And not necessarily famous.

    ... and not necessarily able to play, and not necessarily creative and talented. The main thing is good financing. am
  10. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat April 10 2018 10: 29
    Well, the "western", "tolerant" filmmakers can no longer "surpass." In the last “western” movie I watched about the war, Dunkirk, the British and French are fighting against some impersonal “enemies”, even crosses are retouched on airplanes — it’s not even clear what’s happening on the screen aliens, whether dwarf dwarfs have crawled out from under the earth, etc. The "tolerant" movie is now like this ....
    1. igor67
      igor67 April 10 2018 13: 03
      that's why I’m lying, I won’t set all the moments, I need to watch movies carefully
      1. Monster_Fat
        Monster_Fat April 10 2018 15: 03
        Yeah, set the moments all-see. In this moment and, moreover, the only thing, it flashed for a couple of seconds, and on the others only on the storyboard you can see something and then everything is covered with blackness ... In real viewing in a movie theater, you can’t see anything at all. The Germans, who in the last shots capture the pilot, also flicker for a second "oiled" ....
        1. igor67
          igor67 April 10 2018 15: 16
          Quote: Monster_Fat
          Yeah, set the moments all-see. In this moment and, moreover, the only thing, it flashed for a couple of seconds, and on the others only on the storyboard you can see something and then everything is covered with blackness ...

          but that’s not the point of the film, or you want to see how in the new Russian films about the war, Jackie Chan-style movie heroes lay hundreds of Germans. Last week, you watched a film about the outstanding general tanker Azi Aslanov, in the film there are also not many inaccuracies about the Germans in the form plywood tanks, but in general the film is beautiful and I can’t find fault with you.
          1. Monster_Fat
            Monster_Fat April 10 2018 15: 22
            And what is the "essence" of this "movie"? What was the world war with the "impersonal enemy"? to erase from the memory of the Nazis as instigators of the world massacre, to the place of which you can, then, stick anyone through deceitful media, at least Russian, at least Arabs, and others who will be appointed to the place of "world evil" by that time.
            1. igor67
              igor67 April 10 2018 15: 25
              Quote: Monster_Fat
              And what is the "essence" of this "movie"? What was the world war with the "impersonal enemy"? to whose place it is possible, then, to stick anyone through the deceitful media, at least Russian, at least Arabs, and others who by that time will be appointed to the place of "universal evil."

              this is personally your understanding of the plot, I made another sense from this, I will not argue with you, you have appointed the culprit
              1. karabas86
                karabas86 April 10 2018 20: 08
                LNG is treated, but with difficulty.
    2. karabas86
      karabas86 April 10 2018 20: 07
      +100500 Rare Mura
  11. Old warrior
    Old warrior April 10 2018 11: 00
    I remember when, at the time, I watched "Solitary Swimming", the hall literally exploded with applause when ours covered amers with cruise missiles ... It seems like just an order - I do not believe that we do not have normal directors. And if there is no Invisible Ideology, there will be no normal films.
    1. Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat April 10 2018 11: 12
      Ideology is officially banned by the "Russian" "constitution" ....
      1. Captain45
        Captain45 April 10 2018 16: 21
        Quote: Monster_Fat
        Ideology is officially banned by the "Russian" "constitution" ....

        You shouldn’t be so. Article 13 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation
        1. Ideological diversity is recognized in the Russian Federation.
        2. No ideology can be established as a state or mandatory.

        So we have a lot of ideologies, choose any one to your taste and color, the main thing is that it should not be aimed at the collapse of the country. And also can not be in the singular and this is good. I don’t know how anyone, but for some reason, since I was not a dissident and anti-adviser, I really didn’t like to write personal comprehensive plans from school, always with a portrait of V.I. Lenin and obligations to read 20 books over the summer and dig up 10 beds at the school site and certainly in accordance with the decisions of the next Congress of the CPSU. Or in a technical school, you write a control on the economy and finances of the enterprise and certainly instructions from the Central Committee to reduce production costs and increase labor productivity. And there will be no mention of the decisions of the Central Committee and the PB, and the assessment may be a point less. So, well, her into the forest, such an ideology.
        1. Monster_Fat
          Monster_Fat April 10 2018 17: 41
          The person in the post speaks precisely about the “state” ideology, without which the country “cannot see where to go” ... “The variety” of “kitchen beliefs” is not from that “opera” ....
          1. beeper
            beeper April 10 2018 18: 40
            That's right, comrade Monster_Fat good !
            Without a state ideology, there cannot be a strong and united State!
            The American "consultants" were counting on this ...!
    2. pogis
      pogis April 12 2018 18: 17
      This is where ours covered Amers KR?
    3. Molot1979
      Molot1979 April 14 2018 09: 38
      Quote: Old Warrior
      And if there is no Invisible Ideology, there will be no normal films.

      From this is the logic, I understand. Why are you filming shit? And because there is no ideology, because such an empty and driven. And as soon as the ideology is proclaimed, we will immediately penetrate kkaaaaaaak, but kaaaaak we will start to remove the masterpieces with cars - we will envy. And while there is no ideology, we will not work.
  12. iouris
    iouris April 10 2018 12: 19
    Films you shoot Hollywood, founded by immigrants from Russia (not this one). Everyone who can make films here has long died.
  13. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 April 10 2018 13: 26
    Author, forget about creativity! There is no longer such a word, it has become obsolete as obsolete! In vain you are looking for him in a modern film. Because it is disappointed. Today there is no creativity, there is creativity. That is, one should not invent anything and give birth in creative torment. Creative is to steal someone else's. One or more pieces, and mount something in your own way.
    As I understand it, something prevented the authors of the film from stealing directly. Apparently no commission passed. And more than that they don’t know anything, moreover, they weaned them, forbade them, beat them on the hands! Well, here ...
  14. shuravi
    shuravi April 10 2018 14: 49
    Quote: parusnik
    And the President liked the film .. wink

    The president and the 9 company praised.
  15. gcn
    gcn April 10 2018 16: 03
    Watch a film Territory about gold exploration in the USSR knows how to make good movies on 2.5 for an hour I enjoyed watching it. People there are shown the main thing perfectly, they’d also shoot about the war as well. The film seems to have been released in 2018.
  16. shuravi
    shuravi April 10 2018 16: 19
    Quote: gcn
    Watch a film Territory about gold exploration in the USSR knows how to make good movies on 2.5 for an hour I enjoyed watching it. People there are shown the main thing perfectly, they’d also shoot about the war as well. The film seems to have been released in 2018.

    Oh yeah. I was just shocked how such a masterpiece appeared in our time.
  17. Oslyabya
    Oslyabya April 10 2018 18: 51
    Yes, colleagues, also “Territory” was VERY impressive! Like a window to another fresh world ...

    They say that the source book is also very good (if I don’t confuse - Kuvaev "Territory")
  18. Radikal
    Radikal April 10 2018 20: 49
    "Frontier" showed a crisis. All the same continuing to rage crisis writers and directors who are not capable of creating films. So nothing new.
    So there are no directors now wink - there are producers (pah, a word like that, as if he took a jellyfish in their hands) they themselves are directors and screenwriters, sometimes also actors! And those who, from the Soviet era, “stumbled” into the present, in my opinion, themselves do not believe that they once made good films! sad
  19. Alf
    Alf April 10 2018 21: 53
    The same can be said about the latest film Tanki, which is now so actively PR.
    Not only did the T-34 drive to Moscow for display in the summer (although it was historically December), the Germans also appear from somewhere and do a massacre in the spirit of Stalingrad (a city, not a movie).
  20. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter April 10 2018 21: 59
    And for what movie? For the first time I hear about this. I’m not going to cinema here in the provinces.
    Maybe it's for the best ... what
    1. Alf
      Alf April 11 2018 20: 52
      Quote: Benzorez
      And for what movie? For the first time I hear about this. I’m not going to cinema here in the provinces.

      Now they are actively promoting a new "masterpiece". That's called Tanks.
      [media = http: // https: //]
      Quote: Benzorez
      Maybe it's for the best ..

      That's for sure, when you watch modern war films, it turns your stomach upside down.
  21. shuravi
    shuravi April 10 2018 22: 32
    Quote: Benzorez
    And for what movie? For the first time I hear about this. I’m not going to cinema here in the provinces.
    Maybe it's for the best ... what

    There is a torrent on Mirror.
  22. _Plastun_
    _Plastun_ April 10 2018 22: 38
    I liked the movie! The plot is twisted under the re-education of the major, which only has loot and not a bit of conscience, for the soul .. and he didn’t have a soul .. at the end of the film he only realized ... how to live ... It’s shot well too .actors played perfectly. Maybe we are not talking about that movie? At least it's better than watching tired of the sun ... this is crap. so crap ... you can kick!
  23. Snoop
    Snoop April 11 2018 18: 00
    Russian filmmakers fundamentally can’t shoot a normal movie about a war. If earlier films were mainly about evil commissars with detachments, then later there was a love on the background of the war, plus a non-standard view of the war. The order for patriotism is carried out to master the loot, nothing more. They do it without a soul. The main thing is saved on good historical consultants. After all, blunders are everywhere in Russian cinema, then it turns out that officers were in the Red Army in July 41, then the NKVD triples (and they were called not so by the Special triples) at the same time - although they were abolished back in 38, they resumed work at 43 year. I don’t know, the enti disagreement constantly hurts my eyes and it’s already impossible to watch, because you don’t believe it. Compare with the remake of "They Fought for the Homeland." Yes, the tanks are not like that, that’s understandable. But the rest is very reliable and believe in fact. The mentality and talk of that generation of Soviet people, not modern ones. Even the tunics of the fighters all faded, as it should be. You look and believe that here comes the retreating part along the steppes in the heat. Why are the warring Red Army men always dressed up and ironed in Russian films? Can't get old shape?
    1. Alf
      Alf April 11 2018 20: 56
      Quote: Snoop
      Can't get old shape?

      But as ?
      When filming, they fought for the artists' homeland, forced them to dig trenches in the heat, the tunics quickly took the appearance of battered ones. But you can’t make the current artistic riffraff to dig, they will file a lawsuit.
      1. kan123
        kan123 April 12 2018 11: 48
        There were times - Khludov was bombing at the station to get used to the role of a crazy white officer, and today - at the cash desk for the fee and in the tavern for whores.
  24. kan123
    kan123 April 12 2018 11: 45
    still no one will surpass Mikhail Mikhalkov, with his fascists "with a human face," and subhuman fighters of the Red Army, with ancestors commanders, including the commander in chief. In the USSR, such films (about the war) were a whole profession with which these figures, creators of hymns, and their children majors were fed. With a few exceptions. If their veterans did not look, waved, "all this sucks, is not true" - what can we say about today's crafts? All this mediocrity, from the monopolization of the profession - they already have a plan, who will be a great actor and who is a brilliant director, the same thing about scripts, so no matter how hard they try, it turns out one misery. But Roskino in general wants to ban competition, to return everything as it was — when they bring something to the collective farm, they all look. In general, a good job.
  25. Hort
    Hort April 12 2018 13: 07
    the theme of the war begins to "get tired" ... Well, if it were still filmed on a topic that was poorly covered in Soviet military films: the battle for Voronezh (by the intensity of the second Stalingrad it was called), according to the memoirs of veterans - by analogy like Tom Hanks TV shows shot about the European and Pacific fronts, about the defeat of the Kwantung Army ... Yes, a lot more ...
    And so the next ge is riveted to order every year, and indeed - it's time to make films about peacetime heroes, about space. To motivate youth
  26. Angina
    Angina April 13 2018 11: 24
    Thanks so much for the parsing. Now you should not even be interested.
  27. Mikhail Anokhin_2
    Mikhail Anokhin_2 April 13 2018 20: 33
    Honestly - you are right! The scenarios are worse than ever, even though serial TV pictures about cops and crooks are patriotic. Scriptwriters shredded and they do not have literary portfolios in which to write a solid script.
    Soap melodramas, female tears and dreams are more or less obtained.
  28. romandostalo
    romandostalo April 14 2018 00: 19
    Sorry, I didn’t watch this film-making, and for some reason I don’t really want to, as well as both parts We are from the future .... For some reason I can’t believe that our current filmmakers can take something like “They fought for their homeland” or "Only old people go into battle", or "Baltic Sky", well, at least you don’t believe it crack ....
  29. Fuzelir
    Fuzelir April 23 2018 11: 30
    The film may be rather weak, but I remembered about 2 of my grandfathers who died in 41 and 43 respectively near Sinyavino. I was very moved. Maybe if it was about Moscow / Stalingrad / Sevastopol, the reaction would not be like that, but Nevsky Piglet ..... Well, it’s very close to the place where my ancestors from the Swedes still lived, and where heavy fighting was went, in which my relatives participated!

    Although, to be honest, the end could still be finalized!