The Best Film So Far Of 2017 | Hacksaw Ridge Review

Recently me and Alex took a trip to Woolton Picture House, a cute little independent cinema which makes you feel like you’re in the movies. It’s old fashioned charm was the perfect place to settle down and watch Hacksaw Ridge. A war film based on a hero who shows us courage, staying true to yourself and whirls us with a little romance. A little run down of how it goes without spoilers – Young Desmond Doss feels it is his duty to fight for his country in the Second World War. He goes against what his parents want and joins up to fight however, he decides that he will not kill another being. His religious beliefs are of the Christianity faith. He strictly follows the 10 Commandments including ‘Thou shall not kill’ even in the War despite having his arm twisted in many ways. The film goes on to show his struggles and his highs of being a conscientious objector.

The film honestly isn’t like any other war film I’ve seen and there is a lot to take from it, in which you can incorporate in your own life. It honestly had me sat on the edge of my chair from the start even the happy parts. I feel this film shows another side of the war I had only read about in books and I’m so happy that it was turned into a film so the whole world can see what a striking incredible man Desmond Doss was! A special part of the film for me was the interview they done with Doss before his passing, it was a real tear jerker! Another part me and Alex both liked was the fact that their is a slight dash of comedy in the film from Sergeant Howell (Vince Vaughn) he made us laugh and cry at the same time
It was real, it wasn’t like I was sat in a cinema all snug and warm eating ice cream, it was like I was stood looking over Doss’ shoulder as he went out to no mans land. In my head I was shouting move get out the way. Like ‘Saving Private Ryan’ it has that astonishing blood soaked scene that makes you want to look away but unable to turn your head. With directing from Mel Gibson and great acting from Andrew Garfield I feel Doss is like Christ in this film especially towards the end of the film…

Now that’s all I can say without giving the entire film away but I think everyone needs to go see this even if you dislike War films! There is a lot more to it than just fighting…

Trailer HERE



  1. Lauren Rosenbaum
    February 10, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I'm desperate to see this film! I'm really interested in the war and I'd love to see it from a perspective that's not usually covered in tv or film. This review has just strengthened my need to see it!

  2. Shannon Baker
    February 16, 2017 / 9:05 am

    I watched this film at the weekend and honestly loved it so much! What an inspiration he was to future doctors and possibly soldiers alike. Andrew was amazing and hot as always ahah! x

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