Continuing on from urban-samurai's thread on the old forum, I'd also like to say I like this film a lot, and can't understand the detractors (culminating in the Matt Parker song in Team America ).
I've watched the theatrical edition a few times, and got the Director's Cut a few weeks back, and was even more impressed by it than the original version. I found the attack on Pearl Harbor scene even more powerful and shocking with the added carnage, and hate to admit this, but I found it made my eyes mist up a bit during the battle... It wasn't at the Saving Private Ryan D-Day carnage level, but it seemed to hit a few more nerves with me. Maybe as I'd seen the theatrical edition prior, and wasn't expecting it.
Aside from the "war" side of it, I found the overall story of friendship and loss excellent.
It runs for 3 hours, but the time flies.