Hacksaw Ridge (2017)

“With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to want to put a little bit of it back together.”

What’s it about?

A true story about an American who can’t isn’t a massive fan of the second amendment. Say whaaaaaaaaat?!

Who’s in it?

A Southern Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington.

Why should I watch it?

+ First of all, the fact that it’s a true story should sell you on it already
+ This guy went to war without a fucking weapon, that’s crazy badass
+ They actually cut off some stuff that happened because they thought it would look unrealistic in the film
+ Andrew Garfield seriously impressed me with his performance
+ Dude came across as extremely fucking likable while delivering some powerful lines
+ Shout out to Vaughn and Worthington as well, well done fellas
+ It’s pretty much divided in two parts
+ First half is the battle of beliefs and the army trying to break his conviction
+ It’s basically the army trying to convince him to commit murder
+ Second half focuses on the war against Japan
+ The scenes doesn’t hold back on brutality and the harsh realism of war
+ Expect gore and violence all the way through
+ Now I understand why Doss’ dad came back home an alcoholic who treats his wife and kids like Amanda Nunes did Ronda Rousey
+ Seriously though, how do you train for a year to get beaten in 48 fucking seconds?! Come on, Ronda
+ Where was I?
+ But I did like the brotherhood created by war, there’s nothing like bonding over killing human beings
+ Garfield was so natural when it comes to using ropes, it’s like he played Spider-Man or something
+ Appreciated the fact that it didn’t push religion onto you
+ It doesn’t ask you to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and saviour
+ He didn’t even push it onto the other guys in the army, guy is just a massive believer
+ To be fair, I pretty much say the same prayer as him when I’m at a buffet
+ *Southern accent* “Please Lord, help me get one more”
+ Am I right?
+ No?
+ No.

Why shouldn’t I watch it?

– Been hearing that critics have called this film hypocritical by showing a pacifist with how intense the war scenes were, which is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard
– Holy shit, these Japanese soldiers are fucking insane man, they do not give a fuck
– They are fucking scaaaaaaaaaaary
– Wrap up at the end could’ve been better
– But the interview footage was nice, dude is the humblest guy ever

Anything else?

One of the best war films I have ever seen. Right up there with Saving Private Ryan (I know, I know. Can’t talk about a war film without bringing up that classic.) Bravery isn’t measured in how many lives you take, it’s how many you save. A must watch film for sure, regardless of what you think of Mel Gibson. He’s definitely better behind a camera than he is behind a telephone.

9/10

You might also like:
Saving Private Ryan
Fury
Black Hawk Down

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11 thoughts on “Hacksaw Ridge (2017)

  1. What a return to form for Gibson and a career best performance from Garfield, both really deserve Oscars I think.

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  2. Definitely a great start to 2017’s film lineup. I was going in half fearing the battle of the morals and ideas section to overtake the whole film and leave very little of the run time dedicated to the actual battle. But I was pleasantly surprised and found it to be just the length needed, and very un-laboured: the point was made, the lines were perfect, and the story moved without being bogged down in a holier-than-thou attitude about guns and violence.

    And that’s not to say I don’t like a bit of violence either. I enjoyed how they didn’t hold back and sugar coat the realities of war (but then it’s a Gibson film…he did Passion of the Christ so…)

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