>> It's a long way, a big effort.>> Three time Oscar winning director, Ang Lee, showcasing ground breaking technology for his new drama about American soldiers returning home from Iraq, but critics aren't impressed. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the satirical 2012 novel by Ben Fountain is shot in 3D, at 120 frames per second.
That's five times faster than an ordinary movie. The aim, to immerse the audience in the experience of its young, conflicted hero.>> I feel like soldier's PTSD now.
z it's in a battle, now I have to face the world
The movie follows 19 year-old Private Billy Lynn, played by newcomer, Joe Alwyn.
Who, with his Bravo Squad, temporarily returns home from Iraq in 2004 for a victory tour of the United States, after being hailed as war heroes.>> You can just see the complexion in someone's skin, you can see the layers, you can see into their eyes.>> Whatever the critics could see, they didn't like it.
Deadline Hollywood calling the movie the biggest disappointment of the year, with shots that looked artificial, and actors coming off like stilted virtual reality holograms. It comes a decade after a slew of films about the Iraq War, that largely failed at the U.S. box office. The movie opens in New York and L.A. on November 11, Veteran's Day, in a tribute to the military.