When there's no educational aspect to war films, what else is left to be translated and consumed? In a world where all deaths are heroic, villains are deprived of logic, hindrances are made into adventures and victory is inevitable: "Russians win because they are Russians". This is not the war, this is the idea of war from someone's twisted mind. The feeling that the viewer would be able to show courage in the face of adversity and survive is dangerous in its naivety. War romanticization is a mild but sharp rebuke concerning a vast amount of war films.
Great historic acts of heroism should be remembered, but not worshiped. When people are ready to live in the past, they have nothing to be proud of in the present. The meticulous creation of the past with valorous heroes, great goals and achievements adds a romantic tone to the history. The feeling of national glory gives people the artificial boost of morale that appears destructive if carried home after the movie is over. There's no mythical stupid enemy, that is waiting to be destroyed, lurking in the real life, no revenge and no retaliation. Those stories should never be repeated. They shouldn't be shown in a way that makes them appealing enough to be repeated.