"Zulu" is often mentioned when the most historically accurate war movie is discussed. Let's see how it holds up to scrutiny.
I am aware that this rating will upset some people. Many will be surprised that is much more inaccurate than "Zulu Dawn". I am a fan of "Zulu" and think it is one of the great war movies, but too many people think that because it combines great entertainment with history that it is great history. It is not. The treatment of Hooks alone eliminates it from any discussion of the most accurate war movie. I did a lot of research on the battle, but I am open to any corrections.