I have a nephew who is obsessed with WWII and can’t wait to become a WWII reenactor when he's old enough. The bug bit him hard mostly because of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers. He thinks the Civil War is interesting, but movies like Gettysburg and Gods & Generals seem very slow, clunky and downright embarrassing to him. He thinks "Glory" is the only CW movie that deserves to live another minute and I tend to agree with him. But WWII is “da bomb." Even his cool friends don’t think it’s nerdy for him to be into WWII as it would be if he was into CW.
Ouch! Man, that hurt.
So, what do you think? Is WWII draining CW reenacting of it's seedcorn? Is CW too clunky, too nerdy and just plain uncool?