Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge. (WARNING:- Spoilers)


Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war drama movie directed by Mel Gibson and as written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkan, the movie is based on the 2004 documentary The Conscientious Objector. The movie is centered around the World War II experiences of a soldier named Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) as a Christian he refused to carry arms or use them, he became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor for service beyond and a live the call of duty, the movie stars Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa palmer, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn among others.

Plot Review

After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, doss joined the army to serve as a combat medic, his father was deeply upset by this decision due to the fact that he was also a war veteran and the war did him no good. Does is placed under the command of sergeant Howell for basic trainings. He was good and excelled but became discriminated against by his fellow soldiers due to the fact that he won't handle a rifle, some felt he found him self special but this was due to the fact that he was a believer. His boss wanted him gone from the team on the basis that he was mentally ill but that was overruled as religious beliefs wasn't classified as mental illness, some of his colleagues also beat him up so bad just to convince him to leave but he just won't, he just wanted to serve his country. After facing various issues and obstacles just not to make it to the war which he finally did, he then went on to pull of a miracle in the war. (You need to watch this movie)

This movie was filmed in the best way possible using the Hollywood model, the fact that actual buildings were used brings warmth to the natural light. His framing was impressive, shooting very closely (more of the head and shoulder) which is very interesting to the eye. This movie carries a lot of sincerity, the back story is the major part of the film. Gibson's ability to tap into the emotional power of the story was successful which is what makes hacksaw Ridge a beautiful movie for viewing.

Cast Review

Andrew Garfield plays the role of the Christian who won't touch a gun or a rifle during training and in combat. Some of us know Andrew Garfield from the amazing Spider-Man and it felt Ike he wanted to move on from that performance with a chance to play the role of a real life hero which was what he did brilliantly. For me Garfield was the best thing about the amazing Spider-Man and I felt like he showed us how he's really grown into becoming a great actor which he is. His performance as as private doss has been one of the best performances I've seen in a long while.

Sam Worthington plays the captain Glover role who didn't have any believe in doss or in his beliefs just like most people in the movie, Glover played his role really well and it's was soothing for me seeing him admit that he's never being so wrong about some one in his life.
Hugo Weaving role was just perfection, playing the role of Tom doss Desmond's dad, he carried the first half of the movie so well as a battle tired father with ptsd from the First World War which was why he wasn't happy to see his child sign up for the army.
Vince Vaughn came as a real surprise for me because I do not think I'd ever see him play a role in a war movie let alone a army sergeant which he played so well. He was able to switch from being hard to being emotional at times.

Final Analysis

For me what I noticed that the movie does so well was the way of balancing the dramatic scenes with the calmer scenes. It blends the two together so well, leaving the viewers of the movie laughing from crying to screaming in terror. In a typical war hero movie the main actor is usually seen as the almighty which can't be defeated but in this case it was different which is big credit to the director who wasn't afraid to throw the main characters into a vulnerable position. Hack saw Ridge isn't for the faint hearted. There's a little bit of something for everybody in the movie including heroism, action, comedy, terror. One thing I like about this movie Is that it sticks to the original story which is gruesome, this movie is for those people who want to see a good hearted war story which has historical background. The movie promotes honesty and staying true to what you believe in and a story every body can learn from. The and the purpose of this story is people putting others safety and well being in front of theirs, well I think people can learn from this movie on the basis of that and I think Hacksaw Ridge portrays that really well.

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Comments 2

@iamowomizz, thank you for contributing to RealityHubs.

I really had a great time watching this movie even after putting it off for a very long time thinking it would be boring to watch.

I love the fact that the movie is based on a true story and I absolutely respect the brave actions of the main actor.

Well done and keep up the good work. We look forward to your future contributions.

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22.08.2019 05:58