Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011) or The Movie That Doesn’t Deserve My Attention!

Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic “drop zones” and set up the top-secret navigation equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day. Written by Charlie Armstrong (from IMdB)

Pathfinders:In the Company of Strangers is one of the very rare movies I had to stop watching after 15 minutes knowing that I would not give it a second try. No way! I was at first not sure whether I had a problem with my TV or BluRay Player or both or with my eyes even. Surely no one would shoot a movie like this, would they? Like this meaning cutting half of the head off in every single take, varying only as much as occasionally the left half was missing, in other instances the top, sometimes the bottom or the right half. What the heck? At other moments the whole picture was moving so weirdly that I started to assume the camera man was not entirely sober. The acting was painfully unconvincing from the first moment on as well. Amateur does not need to equal wooden doll who speaks as if reading the text while talking…

Reading the blurb, I’m sure I’m not the only one who did/would assume it could be an interesting movie. Well, it isn’t. It’s dodgy and badly filmed.

Here’s another “enthusiastic” take

The War Movie Buff