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Hacksaw Ridge

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Posted on November 5, 2016 at 08:13:38
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Wow!


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I was left unispired . . . , posted on November 5, 2016 at 12:26:16
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and decided not to bring it up. I felt it was a comic book version of the "horrors of war". Sure there was the severing of limbs, people getting torched by a flame throwers, but it didn't have the gritty reality of a finally produced war film. It may be that Gibson didn't want to make a statement as much as a biographical look at a true individual and his struggles and heroism.

Seems Gibson hired half or Australia's actors to be in this but it worked out. Vince Vaughan was characteristically funny--he can't help it.

The first barrcks scene showed a muscle geek walking around naked to impress everyone. Sure enough, at Fort Polk there was a fat ass who did the same thing afer supper mess. Thought he was going for a Section 8. Such things happen in the Army. (Ironically, our Drill Seargent never said a word to him.)

Yeah, it's worth going and you will appreciate the epilog with clips of the real Desmond Doss and some of the people he saved. Desmond was a one of a kind and deserved everything he got.

 

Best film I've seen all year., posted on November 5, 2016 at 12:54:11
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But, I suspect, you see more films in a week than I see in a year. :-)


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Done to death in Forrest Gump. I'm out. Nt, posted on November 6, 2016 at 08:01:42
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Not even close., posted on November 6, 2016 at 08:05:28
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I have no idea what film you saw.


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RE: Hacksaw Ridge, posted on November 12, 2016 at 05:08:22
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Does this film tell a different War story? One, we have not seen previously?

 

RE: Hacksaw Ridge, posted on November 12, 2016 at 05:32:03
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It told a story I had never heard and the film making was first rate.


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RE: Hacksaw Ridge (THE PASSION OF PRIVATE RYAN ), posted on February 12, 2017 at 01:33:34
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I found this movie disappointing - especially after trusting an impressive Rotten rating and gushing reviews. While religious propaganda was sprinkled in with expertise, this film rode like an X- rated (for violence) Disney movie. The characters were one-dimensional and shallow. Sure, I respected the main characters principles - but in between the lines was a off-putting message... the right to "express ones own beliefs". In this political climate I see that as a slippery slope that leads to the rewriting of evolution, the omission of science and a general intolerance for anyone outside the cookie cutter.

And compared Private Ryan - the cinematography looked totally 2nd rate.

I give it a D plus, at best. Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan are vastly superior war films without the Bible beating.

 

Perhaps you meant "...finely produced war film."?, posted on February 12, 2017 at 19:12:57
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And I too had that feeling...as if he didn't have quite enough money--or interest--to make the killings and butcherings as realistic as in, say, 'Saving Private Ryan'.

I enjoyed my viewing in theater but didn't see it twice or buy it.
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