#MOVIEREVIEW : Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

March 23, 2017


Hacksaw Ridge is a biographical war film about the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacificist combat medic who was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refusing to carry or use a firearm or weapons of any kind.

CAST :

Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss
Richard Pyros as Teach
Jacob Warner as James Pinnick
Milo Gibson as Lucky Ford
Darcy Bryce as Young Desmond
Roman Guerriero as Young 'Hal' Doss
James Lugton as Hiker
Kasia Stelmach as Hiker's Friend
Hugo Weaving as Tom Doss
Rachel Griffiths as Bertha Doss

SYNOPSIS OF HACKSAW RIDGE :

   While growing up near Lynchburg, Virginia, a young Desmond Doss nearly kills his younger brother Hal. This experience and his Seventh-day Adventist upbringing reinforce Desmond's belief in the commandment: Thou shalt not kill. Years later, Doss takes a man injured by a car to the hospital and meets a nurse, Dorothy Schutte. They enter into a relationship and Doss tells her of his desire to do medical work.
    At the outbreak of World War II, Doss is motivated to enlist in the Army. His father, a troubled World War I veteran, is deeply upset by the decision. Because he is a conscientious objector, Doss intends to serve as a combat medic. Before leaving for Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he asks for Dorothy's hand in marriage and she accepts.

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 Desmond Doss nearly kills his younger brother Hal

Doss takes a man injured by a car to the hospital and meets a nurse, Dorothy Schutte

He tells Dorothy that he want to enlist in Army for WWII

He also tells his father but then his father is upset with his decision

I like this scene. haha

See that guy without clothes on, he was naked. Then, the sarge wants them to trained outside.

Because he is a conscientious objector, Doss intends to serve as a combat medic. 

Doss refusal to carry a firearm leads to an arrest for insubordination but the charges is dropped

They are ready for  Battle of Okinawa

Japanese bunker then explode

Initial fight, both sides sustain heavy loses

The next day, Japanese launch a massive counterattack 

Americans off the escarpment

Doss hears the cries of the dying soldiers and decides to run back into the carnage

Doss saved a lot of wounded soldiers while he still at hacksaw ridge

He finally jump off the cliff's edge and down by rope while Japanese try to shoot them

During an ambush set by Japanese soldiers feigning surrender

At first it was quite boring but then I find it quite interesting. This story is based on earlier documentary about Doss rescuing about 76 soldiers and he receive award with his brave action. 

Rating : 8/10
Rating IMDB : 8.3/10

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