This couldhave been so Forest Gump-like but strikes a nice chord. The production design, sound mixing, editing andscale of the battle is as intense, horrifying and respectful to thedetails and real life experiences to what we've read in history books,but it is yet filmed with beautiful and yet brutal detailing thatechoes much to Saving Private Ryan's D-Day battle sequence. Hacksaw Ridge is in no way a popcorn-lazy-Sunday-afternoon film; it is a journey. Theuntold story of Doss is one that is of the finer war hero stories thatanyone could tell. As someone from Sydney, Australia I was proud at the way this wasfilmed. Do not skip seeing this in theaters! War films can be a bit hard to sit through, with its graphic depictionsof key battles in history, strong themes of power, brotherhood and theeffect it has among the world but with Mel Gibson's latest war drama'Hacksaw Ridge' it manages to be something more that we can grasp it.
While it is an outstandingtechnical production, giving spectacle precedence over narrative is thefilm's Achilles Heel. I don't know if that was supposed to be a historically accurate movie, since they had the actual veterans that they interviewed at the end of the movie But it was more like a Mel Gibson snuff film glorifying the act of killing people and some weird Christian stuff too. By the end of the film, audience members will leave the cinema feeling tired, worn out by having experienced Doss' journey of hope, innocence, love, confusion, anger, faith, and courage. To describe his role as Doss, hegives a quality that defines him as a simple man with values in hislife while facing a few struggles that form his belief of not bearingviolence or firearms. Right away the opening scenes portray the horror of war, and the emotional journey is only beginning as the audience is led through the story of war-hero Desmond Doss.
The screenplay is authentically-driven tothe last detail and portrays the horrors and prejudices of wartimeconduct. In the moment he appears, this extraordinary film becomes a movie. The first half of the film is about character and whatestablishes Doss to become a legend that he is known for, while the 2ndhalf of the film focuses on his role during the Battle of Okinawa andthe brutal battle itself. On the other hand, Andrew Garfield. While the acting is quite mediocre, the poor scripting and absolute litany of cliché is very boring. Definitely not for the squeamish.
The religious aspect of the film was relevant to the story, so as anon-believer I thought it was an integral part of the protagonist andhad to be told, so it didn't bother me as much. He is far from a revelation but he is on the righttrack in delivering a very fine performance. As brutal as the second half is, I am sure it could not convey howtruly gallant Doss was or brutal it was in reality. At no time did anyone retract from the horrors of waror add asinine political commentary. If you're looking for a puff piece that will reinforce your lack of knowledge about war and strengthen your already crystallized belief in the Christian faith, then this is the movie for you.
If it is anything like this I will not bother. I watched the advanced screening with members of the military and faithcommunity alike. Say what you will about Gibson as a person but as a directorhe is sharp, gritty and a master at what he does. Good war-films can be very disturbing to watch. We have this clean-cut handsome James-Dean guy and his gorgeous sweetheart girlfriend this is where the movie is sooo white and happy , and then we have this gruesome war where everything is very very black. As brutal as the second half is, I am sure it could not convey how truly gallant Doss was or brutal it was in reality.
The screenplay is tightand taught. While I do havegreat things to say about this film, I will say, I was a bitdisappointed in the performances all around. Hacksaw Ridge 2016 Subtitles The true story of Desmond T. Poor simple guy has small childhood trauma, grows up to be a fine man, goes to war, is a hero. Some may complain that the women are poorly portrayed as are theJapanese, who are largely like ants coming from their mound or canonfodder.
I don't know anything about Mr Gibson's political views, but if this is it - I'm not buying. The most shocking part was that they stole the scene from Saving Private Ryan!! Coming to the performances, Hacksaw Ridge features an amazing lead performance from Andrew Garfield, who wanted to move away from his days as Spider-Man with a chance to play such an inspiring real life hero. The lasting psychological impact for those who survive conflict is well told by Hugo Weaving's portrayal of Doss' father, whose lines could serve as a mouthpiece for many veterans. Synopsis The true story of Desmond T. Overall the technical aspect of the film was brilliant, but then againI didn't really notice it because I was too distracted by the story andthe characters, and when that occurs, I know the film has succeeded.
Is it a religious movie? I was finding the first 45 minutes or so okay, but once we got to basic training and action, it went down very quickly I saw the movie with a number of friends this evening. Was there some kind of treaty with Japanese not to touch the ladder and let Americans climb till they reach the top and prepare for an attack? My father was a Marine veteran of Okinawa and I personally really appreciate the research that went into making this great movie. On both scores, this filmdeserves high praise. This leadsto a trial in which he is allowed by his superior officers to go intoOkinawa with no fire arm to protect him. Otherwise this is a gripping film with forceful storytelling about aremarkable war hero.
His performance as Doss is one of the best of the year and I would love to see him get some form of recognition come awards season. The performance from Andrew Garfield is amazing. The dramatic realism ofmodern digital effects spares little and many audiences will findHacksaw Ridge 2016 one of the most violent sensory assaults that canbe experienced in a cinema. As if that was done on a regular basis. Themelodrama that is portrayed very early on in the film is something thatdoes begin to corrode the realist efforts of everything else. Of the 10, 3 of us are combat veterans, with a total of 5 wars between us.
Just watched this movie at the pre-screening and feel like I owe it tothe creators to write a review. That, coupled with the amazing true-life story of Desmond Dossbeing portrayed on screen, makes Hacksaw Ridge a wild and brutal tripdown the path to Christianity and the power that faith can give a man. Overall, Hacksaw Ridge is a film that will leave audiences in state ofemotion that describes the horrors of war, the bravery of Doss and hisarmy and a sense of thankfulness to our past ancestors who had lived ina time to fight for freedom and peace when the world was divided. As with Braveheart, the battlescenes in Hacksaw Ridge didn't hold back. The film itself, is one of Gibson's less preachy works whichmakes it more accessible.