Cast : Andrew Garfield,Vincent Vaughn,Teresa Palmer.
Director : Mel Gibson
Plot : Hacksaw Ridge is a biographical movie about Dessmond Doss,a medic with the US army.Dessmond Doss was a staunch follower of his religion,and refused to work on Saturdays and refused to hold the rifle.The movie is about his experiences with the US army and the WWII.
Nutshell view for the time crunched :
+ve : Classic,engaging,inspiring story about being true to onself.
-ve:Be ready to witness a lot of decapitated bodies and soldiers being brutally killed.
My view in detail: I decided to watch Hacksaw ridge,only because of the numerous number of award nominations it has got.
Hacksaw ridge starts with scenes from WWII,soldiers shooting bullets out of big guns,lots of decapitated bodies.It pans back into flashback,giving a glimpse into Dessmond Doss’s(played by Andrew Garfield)life.
He learns to follow the seven commandments,early in life,with one of them being “Thou shall not kill”.He drops out of school,to join the army.But problems arise for him,when he declares that he will not use the rifle,even though he has joined as a medico and will have to escort the other soldiers to war.
Hacksaw ridge portrays the importance of sticking to one’s beliefs,no matter what it is.Andrew Garfield as Private Doss,is ridiculed,beaten and even imprisoned, for not being ready to carry the rifle and is looked down for not contributing to the war.But he emerges as a hero for all,by saving lives on the field,by dodging bullets and fire balls.For me,the winning moment for Doss,is when the soldiers decline to go to war,without Doss.
I liked Vincent Vaughn as Sergeant Howell,for bringing in a lot of situational comedy even in the midst of war.He brings in a lot of comedy in the training camp as well.These are the scenes i liked the most.
Hacksaw Ridge,has a lot of violent gory scenes,probably much more than i have seen in other war movies.
I would suggest watching Hacksaw Ridge on the big screen,to feel the movie in its true sense.
Quotes that caught me:
I am gonna beat you.
Another medical question,perhaps