I agree the time-jumping wasn't effective. it didn't really drag the film down any but it didn't enhance the experience either. Just makes we wonder why they bothered, if the stories were told separately I think it would have been more effective.
Not knowing any names or dialogue seemed pretty clearly intentional to me. Keep that stuff blurry and fuzzy on purpose, cus in a strenuous war situation it's survival from moment to moment so getting to know the folks you're nearby doesn't really serve a purpose. Makes it feel more like we're seeing the story of soldiers in dire situations in general, rather than seeing the personalised story of a these particular soldiers. Was there even an actual script written? I'd totally believe it if someone told me all they were working with was an outline and storyboards.
Yeah the sound mix made the bullets sound far more intense then bullets in movies tend to sound. Sound mix awards up the ass for this thing for sure.
I did admire the restraint to keep the enemy almost completely out of it. We don't need to see tons of Nazis to know the threat they're facing.
Going to see mother! soon. maybe monday? Can't wait to see what Satoshi Kon movie he's ripped off this time.
When you gonna finish Twin Peaks good buddy duder? The BluRay comes out in December.