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Pathfinders - Company of Strangers

Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers is a 2011 independent and low-budget (made at only $50) World War II movie written, produced, and directed by Curt A. Sindelar.

Upon release, the movie was met with extremely negative reception from viewers, some of whom have compared it to either a high school student film or an Asylum-esque mockbuster of the HBO TV miniseries Band of Brothers.

Plot

A group of American paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division embark on a secret mission to plant a transmitter to guide Allied aircraft during the invasion of Normandy.

Why It Sucks

  1. Extremely cheap and terrible production values. The movie uses too much closeups, poorly lit scenes, has a boring and droning soundtrack, poor sound quality, and if you look closely, it becomes pretty clear the movie is shot in the US and not in Britain or France.
  2. Awful acting, comparable to a B-movie.
  3. Full of historical inaccuracies. At several points in the movie you can see a modern house with electric lighting and PVC windows.
  4. Poor writing, full of cheesy dialogue and typical war movie clichés.
  5. Continuity errors; German grenades take seconds to explode, yet American grenades explode near-instantly.
  6. Forgettable characters who make stupid decisions throughout the movie (such as yelling repeatedly even though they are supposed to be sneaking behind German lines).

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