No offense but I tried watching Wicked Spring again just a few days ago and in my opinion it's not a good movie movie. The opening battle scene has pretty good production values and I was enjoying it but as soon as the story starts progressing I thought the movie just got really boring and cliched and didn't make much sense. Why wouldn't they even think to ask what unit each other are from? That's the first thing soldiers would ask if they were separated from their units. The ending scene where they all get killed between the two armies is pretty ridiculous. It could have been a good movie but I think it really needed a better script.
My personal view is the silent beginning is boring, the Battle of the Wilderness scenes are AWESOME!!! Then the first part of the night when their searching around is, well interesting, then after they set up camp it get agonizingly boring, then the morning scenes seem, off, and then them in between to enemies is off, and their all dying is a "well that sucks" moment. But all and all I give it a personal score of 7 out of 10.
The attention to uniforms, terrain, the building and surrounding in civil life at the beginning, the battle in general, is off the charts in well done! (historically speaking) For me, but the slow pace story line, the ridiculous notion that the two groups of enemy soldiers wouldn't recognize each other after they camped, (the wounded man's accent, and the sack coats and sky-blue trousers would have given them away and vice versa)and then the mean loud mouth soldier taking the Yanks prisoner and basically everything else, horrible and off. But all and all I'd say its a decent movie, especially for an independent one made on $500,000.