Hacksaw Ridge

Easily, my favorite war film, even surpassing Saving Private Ryan. I remember the first time seeing it, and just remembering how intense, violent, and disturbing the war was in the film. Although I feel like Saving Private Ryan was a bit intenser, this film has a more of an impact on me than the other film. But this time when watching the horror of the war violence, it didn’t actually make me solemn as the first time, but it still has an impact after seeing it another time!

One of Andrew Garfield’s best performance is shown in this movie. I feel like he did such an amazing job, that this in my eyes is his finest performance (Social Dilemma was also one of my favorites to see Andrew in). I love how cool and collected Andrew’s Desmond Doss character was totally throughout the whole film. He handled most of his situations in a calm, manly way that you ought to not only respect the Demond Doss character but how Andrew carried his role throughout the whole film!

My favorite moment is the epic, intense, disturbing war moment that took most of the other half of the movie. It’s intense, brutal and has lots of blood, that you know Mel Gibson did not just go light on the war moments. He went all out to show the true horror of the film. And first time watching it, it worked! Next time watching it, I was getting all ready for it by getting my snacks, water, and getting comfortable in bed. There were some moments in the intense war scenes that got me laughing a tiny bit, but overall, it’s as intense as ever to watch!

Saving Private Ryan was an intense and I feel like a bit more brutal war film, but as much as that movie was inspiring to a lot of people, this movie has a bigger impact on me than Saving Private Ryan. This movie was based upon a real man who actually saved plenty of his soldier’s life (and sometimes even his enimies), and who did not touch a single gun throughout the whole film. It’s an epic, intense war-drama film based on a real-historic man and event. Although it isn’t as effective or intense as Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, it still impacts me to repsect Desmon Doss and what he did up there on Hacksaw Ridge!

This beautiful, written out true-based war film has impact, but most of all, it entertains you while not losing its way on the true meaning of the movie. It knows how to add humor, grow characters, but most of all: make it effective in the war violence that it’s something you won’t be able to forget for a long time! Once again, Mel Gibson has made a solid gold film in my eyes, and once again, it proves that I do enjoy an intense war film (whether its fictional or real, I enjoy them)!


Hacksaw Ridge

Director: Mel Gibson

Writers: Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight

Film Editors: John Gilbert

Executive Producers: Michael Bassick, Lawrence Bender, Len Blavatnik, Stuart Ford, David S. Greathouse, Eric Greenfeld, Lenny Kornberg, Mark C. Manuel, Rick Nicita, Ted O’Neal, Buddy Patrick, Lauren Selig, Tyler Thompson, James M. Vernon, Suzanne Warren, and Christopher Woodrow

Producers: Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, William D. Johnson, Bill Mechanic, Brian Oliver, and David Permut

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Luke Pegler, and Hugo Weaving

Runtime: 2 hours 19 minutes

Rated: R

Releasers: Lionsgate

Released: November 4, 2016

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