Jonathon Allsopp

Helpful votes received on reviews: 14% (8 of 58)
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,657,250 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 58
Big Parade, the <b>VHS</b> ~ John Gilbert
Big Parade, the VHS ~ John Gilbert
A tightly structured story relating one man's life-changing experiences during WWI. The depiction of wartime that it presents is disappointingly naïve, especially when compared with a film like All Quiet on the Western Front, released only five years later. The scenes of the American soldiers calmly walking towards the Germans as bullets whiz around them are rather ridiculous, as is the scene where dozens of German soldiers suddenly give up even though the Americans have only fired a single shot. Another weakness of the film is that the numerous comedic moments aren't especially amusing.