Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge


In case anyone was wondering, I did go to the movies yesterday, as promised, due to the ongoing suspense of what turned into yesterday's epic liberal-spanking tsunami.

I saw Hacksaw Ridge.

And I offer the following in-depth review.

Gibson just outdid Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan with a tale from reality instead of fiction, and outdid Eastwood's Flags Of Our Fathers/Letters From Iwo Jima bookends with a story more hopeful than either of his.

This movie, screened at Cannes, received a ten-minute standing ovation when it concluded. The French may not know much, but they know great cinema when it smacks them in the face.

My take?
Best Picture nominee.
Best Director nominee.

Get thee hence, and see this.

That is all.

Update: Well, whadya know? The Academy pulled their heads out, and I nailed it.
Don't expect it to win either award, but wonders never cease to amaze me.


Commander_Zero said...

Oh, award winner, to be sure. Except that the moratorium on Gibson's...eccentric...beliefs hasn't run out yet. It's a movie that will forever be painted with "It's an amazing movie, BUT........"

Aesop said...

Time will tell.

Trump's victory will also fuel Oscar snub tantrums.
Mel will probably have to settle for simply getting richer, and knowing he directed rings around the offal they'll venerate instead of it.