Brian Orndorf of FilmJerk recently posted a review of Heart of an Empire, the documentary film about the Fighting 501st Legion. Here’s an excerpt of this must-read review. No word yet on a DVD release.
Thompson recovers in the end by tying together the heartwarming attitudes and messages of the 501st in a neat bow, leaving the door open for anyone to join these men and women around the globe as they battle ridicule and mean-spirited gawkers to make the world a better place. “Heart of an Empire,” as mawkish as it might sound, is a sweetly clear blue sky piece of filmmaking, and encapsulates a rare breath of gee-whiz, irony-and-politic-free perspective that could do the world some good.