Hacksaw Ridge Movie Analysis

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Hacksaw Ridge is a real-life inspired movie about the story of America’s first conscientious objector who received the Medal of Honor; Desmond T. Dawes. The movie was released in 2016 and was directed by Mel Gibson. It stars Andrew Garfield as Desmond Dawes, Luke Bracey as Smitty Ricker, and Vince Vaughn as Sgt. Howell. The movie tells the about Dawes heroic actions during the pacific battle of Hacksaw Ridge on the island of Okinawa, and how Dawes single-handily saved 75 men by himself. It shows the graphic and horrific side of the war in the Pacific and how relentless the Japanese Army was. The plot of the film, performances of the cast, and authenticity of the film will all be criticized in this review, and will intend to show you how excellent this movie was, why you should go see it, and how it changes the model for future war movies.
The plot of Hacksaw Ridge is one that not only focuses on the battle for Hacksaw Ridge, but the series of events that brought Desmond there. It begins with Desmond in his childhood, and shows his father’s alcoholism. It also shows how Desmond acquired his vow to never kill another human being. These early scenes work to lay the foundation of the movie and will mean more to the viewer as the movie progresses. It next
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The short answer is most defiantly a resounding yes, but looking more into the subject matter, there were some scenes that were slightly altered to make the movie more compelling or easier to understand. While the key facts like the horrors of war, how difficult it was being a conscientious objector was, and how Desmond was almost thrown out of the Army because he wouldn’t fire a rifle are all real; details about the trial or his personal life aren’t all fully true. Still, the movie kept very close to what heroics Desmond Doss accomplished on Hacksaw Ridge, and showed how one man can change the course of a

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