If these three young men had taken a home movie camera and in real-time documented their actual lives and what happened that day we would have witnessed a “home” movie that was typically boring except for the train part. It was a brilliant move to have them cast themselves. The story was never about them to begin with.
The truth is I don’t want to be invited to someone’s home movies, which are without failure, dull. If one of these young men invited me. I would have wanted to watch just the action scenes. I’m just a typical guy.
Consequently every single frame is the very opposite of a well-crafted Hollywood movie. But - it’s not a Hollywood movie! It’s a home story like many other American stories, that most of us take for granted.
My only criticism is that when they had the French President presenting those medals, they didn’t change what he actually said. He should have added a couple of other things like we “thank the country that grew these men, the country that breathes freedom”.