Gods and Generals Reviews
That is all.
The filming is dynamic and fitting of its epic proportions. The costumes and makeup is definitely better than most films of this genre. The cannon fire and battle scenes are above the average.
While some of the characters are 2 dimensional and some suffer from being forced to read lines drawn from their written communiques, Stephen Lang delivers an immaculate performance as Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Jeff Daniels gives a very solid portrayal of Lt. Col. Joshua Chamberlain. And, Robert Duvall gives us the most believable portrayal of General Robert E. Lee to date.
Though long, for civil war aficionados this is a very watchable film!
As a standalone film, it's very hard to like. As a sequel/Prequel to Gettysburg (1993) it's very easy to like and be engaged in.
Probably the single worst aspect of it all, though, is the fact that there is no dialogue, in the true sense. The characters speak to each other in melodramatic, long speeches. It would be awkward to watch even if it weren't so incredibly boring.