The movie is based on the true-life story of a World War II American Army combat medic named Desmond Doss who was the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor for assisting, treating and carrying to safety dozens of his fellow soldiers.
The astonishing factor was that he did all that without firing a single shot and even refused to carry a weapon or kill anyone, though repeatedly exposing himself to heavy machine gun and artillery fire during the Battle of Okinawa.
It is here in this key battle that Doss was recognized as a true hero for his country as he managed to rescue the lives of 75 soldiers wounded in the battle. The movie shows his upbringing and how this has shaped his religious views and beliefs.
It gives a strong message that even during war one can be kind and compassionate in terms of humanity and that in a war there is no good side or bad side but there is suffering at both sides.
Andrew Garfield puts up a fine performance as the army medic Desmond Doss, under the brilliant direction of Mel Gibson. The relentless of the sequences is admirable from Gibson and they are wonderfully shot by Simon Duggan. The different aspects of World War II have been brought up beautifully in each frame.
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Loosely based on Homer’s Iliad, Wolfgang Peterson has directed this epic war film with an ensemble cast including Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Sean Bean, Peter O’Toole. We can say that this movie is an all-time favorite for all Brad Pitt fans as he delivers one of the best performances of his career by playing the role of Achilles.
Set in 1193 B.C, this movie tells the story of a war between the two cities of Troy and Sparta and the story of one of the bravest warriors to roam Ancient Greece named Achilles, giving the right amount of power and strength to fight the war.
Eric Bana is also terrific as Prince Hector, trying to bring peace between Troy and Sparta. Besides the supporting cast, Peter ‘O Toole is just perfect playing the king of Troy.
The movie shows the fall of the city of Troy and the battle scenes are one of the most elaborate action sequences, the ones that everyone craves for in the best war movies.
The movie is perfectly well made. From the distinguished art displays, the costumes and the intense battle sequences all stay true to ancient Greece setting and hence is the best Trojan film to watch.