"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. It shows Patton's numerous faults such as his temper and habit towards insubordination. Faults which would, eventually, lead to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany. The film begins with has General George S. Patton giving a speech to an audience of American troops, with a huge American flag in the background. The scene then shifts to North Africa at the start of 1943, where Patton takes charge of the demoralized American II Corps in North Africa. After North Africa is secured, Patton is involved in the allied invasion of Sicily. After this, a big point of his life was shown, when Patton tried to deal with a ...view middle of the document...
Patton then makes an offhand remark comparing the Nazi Party to the political parties in the U.S. In the end, Patton's outspokenness loses him his command once again; though he is kept on to see to the rebuilding of Germany.
I don't generally like military movies, but this film is more than that. It is a more intimate look at a complex and fascinating human being who had a great impact on World War II and thus, all of our lives. I am a fan of Patton and felt the movie showed who he was, all of him. I actually felt more confident watching this movie; Patton was his own man and spoke his mind, in some ways I want to be like him. The movie shows not only his history, but how the war was and the conditions. I learned many thing such as how hard the times were, what was worn, weapons used etc. It was very easy to get interested in with all the history that was shown all throughout the movie. It was a great view into the past. And in my opinion Patton is still the best field General we have ever had.
I do recommend this for you to show your next year student, not all maybe as captivated by this movie like me, but show it, if for no other reason than for them understand a ton of cultural references. It’s historically packed and brings a lot of knowledge about our past, and how we got to be how we are today. Watching the film perhaps in many ways can help some to better realize the greatness within them, like it did with me.
Patton, Life for him was the battlefield, and without war, his spirit was sapped. Patton was an anachronism - a man who belonged in another time. Above all, however, he was an icon whom millions cheered, millions hated, and few understood.