Friday, July 29, 2016

Trailer Time: Hacksaw Ridge


Braveheart is one of the finest movies ever made and the idea that the writer and director of reunited to make another movie is exciting for me.

The first half of the trailer looks a bit too reminiscent of Captain America: The First Avenger.  On top of that, it feels like it leans heavily on the preachy side.

But the second half of the trailer gave me chills.  It looks like it is striking a curious balance between the horror of violence and the heroism of soldiers.  The hero is a pacifist but that is not an indictment of the soldiers with whom he stands.

I particularly like the distinctive religious visuals and themes throughout.

I'm sold.


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