good analysis. In the post movie piece, Peter Jackson does state that this is not an academic film as it just focuses on one aspect of the war. I do agree with you though, from an academic perspective alone, it was not an outstanding documentary of war, but (again, without any spoilers), it was a phenomenal piece on one aspect of the war. Since your hearing is not great, you missed a big aspect of the awesomeness that I caught, which was the sound. With all of that said, this one is winning multiple academy awards this spring. Count on it.