REVIEW: Hacksaw Ridge
Director: Mel Gibson
Writers: Robert Schenkkan (screenplay), Andrew Knight (screenplay)
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Vince Vaughn and more
"The Sixth commandment, Thou shalt not kill" that's the moral concept what hacksaw ridge is based on. A true story of an American soldier who goes to war but refuses to pick up arms and saves the lives of many soldiers without it.
GOOD: 80%BAD: 20%
- First and foremost I loved the message and the concept of the movie. it;s against killing even when at war, it gives a message of peace and in today's crazy world we could use thinking like that.
- Andrew Garfield did a stunning job. his act of "The believer" is truly spectacular. The movie gives a powerful message and without Andrew Garfield's convincing performance it would not have touched you where it's supposed to.
- I loved a few specific scenes, they just broke my heart, that's how good they were. like the scene where a few of Garfield's fellow soldiers beat him up because he refuses to pick up arms. or When Garfield cries because his fellows are all shot, and asks God "what do you want from me?"
- The visuals of the movie are breathtaking, the head shots during the battles. or the exploding people all over, or if you look at the battles in general. it's been filmed spectacularly.
THE FINAL WORD:
- I know it's based on a true story and I am not denying the authenticity of the story. but when you watch the movie you feel like they have taken a little too many cinematic liberties. some of the scenes or events just don't seem right, your mind doesn't agree with it.
This movie is a must watch. I really enjoyed it and I am sure you guys will too. just don't think about the cinematic liberties too much.