The Hacksaw Ridge Film Analysis

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Modern-day heroes don’t seem to exist without the bygone heroes whom we owed our lives to. The Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 historical drama film that depicts the war between the American and the Japanese on World War II. The movie is directed by Mel Gibson and written by Robert Schenkkan and Andrew Knight based on the 2004 documentary on Desmond Doss, a war veteran played by actor Andrew Garfield. The movie started with an exhilarating taste of the abyss that portrays the challenges soldiers faced in the Battle of Okinawa. Flesh burning, blood dripping, bullets flying, these are some scenarios played through slow motion combined with the thrilling torment of war. Desmond Doss, as a young boy, almost kills his younger brother, Hal. As per what he saw on the commandment, “Thou shalt not kill,” this lead to a realization that he should never kill. Years after while serving on the Seventh-day Adventist Church he helped an injured man and took him to the hospital. There, he met a nurse named Dorothy Schutte (Teresa Palmer) who then he dates and had a relationship. Subsequently, he’s presumed to be a coward after enlisting in the US Army because of the kind of…show more content…
Just as in the movie American Sniper directed by Clint Eastwood where protagonist Chris Kyle played by Brandon Cooper chooses to bear a weapon for the same purpose, to fulfill his duty through heroism. And just as in the movie Saving Private Ryan directed by Steven Spielberg played by Tom Hanks as Captain John Miller and Matt Damon as Private James Ryan. The story depicts the usual scenario happening in a war. Private Ryan’s mother who already lost three sons couldn’t afford to lose one again. So, the soldiers assigned to find and bring home Private Ryan who’s trained to kill and bound to risk their lives for him. This only proves that by whatever means so long as the goal is the same, the outcome would also be the same if

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