Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
This is an excellent film. It kept me thrilled all the way throughout.
Andrew Garfield shines in this movie. So does the supporting cast. There's something so admirable an unique about how the movie is made. Its like you're watching a movie made before 2000 but in a good way. The movie never bores you. The drama is solid and the when the movie gets brutal OMG I can't praise the intensity and the gimness of the perfecrtly filmed war scenes. The only knit pick about the movie is that I found Vince's charecter of the Sarge a bit over the top. But its okay. He also gives a competent performance. The standouts are Hugo Weaving and Andrew Garfield.
Mel Gibson never fails to disappoint on and off the screen. He has such vision and it shows and pays off on film. I have never heard of Doss's story before this movie and I think that is such a shame because like they said in the movie, what he did was "nothing short from a miracle." If you have never seen this movie than I recommend it 1000%!
That should show how much I love this movie.I love Mel Gibson's work, and for this to tie with "The Passion of the Christ" for me is something. The movie tells the true story of Desmond Doss, a religious 18 year old man who will not kill anyone in World War 2. The Ten Commandments forbid murder, so he refuses to do so. He won't even carry a gun. (He makes one exception, but it's essential to save someone.) Instead he saves the lives of wounded soldiers, letting thousands of people live who would have died otherwise. How interesting and inspiring that is. A man loves God and his country so much that he will fight a war, by saving his enemies, and his people. I guess that's why I think "Hacksaw Ridge" is as great as "The Passion of the Christ." This is one the best modern movies I have ever seen. Even if you are not religious, you can appreciate the fact that Doss stood up for his beliefs and went to war to help people, not hurt them. Note to people: Despite being somewhat of a Christian movie, there is a little profanity but it's PG level. There is war violence, but it's war, it's not glorified. There is implied nudity but nothing dirty is shown, just the tops of the married people smiling at each other, preparing for sex. The scene is a handful of seconds long. It's Rated R, but before you think it's inappropriate, I'll name 20 worse ones and have way more! This is an excellent movie. There isn't a reason you should avoid it all your life.