MovieChat Forums > Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Discussion > Oh, come on...seriously?!

Oh, come on...seriously?!


I've talked to quite a few people who have deemed this film as "amazing, one of the best films ever, as good as Full Metal Jacket". And I just can't even fathom how they could make such claims. This movie was terrible. First off, let me just say that I like Andrew Garfield as an actor, but this role definitely wasn't for him. I feel the same way about Vince Vaughn. He's a great actor, but still, the casting choices were awful. And call me a cold hearted unsympathetic monster, but when it comes to a war film, last thing I want to see a film about a soldier who can't fire a weapon. I mean, come on. Give me a break. That plot doesn't exactly intrigue me. And a lot of people told me about the "super intense war scenes". I guess I failed to notice. This is why I don't have a whole lot of faith in war movies these days. They're always so overrated and over-hyped. Am I alone here?

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Yes you’re alone.......well I’m here for a second and now I’m gone....so youkre alone again.

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You´re in a very small minority. I thought it was a fantastic film.

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I thought the beginning of the movie was boring, but once Desmond gets to boot camp, things improve, and once he gets to Okinawa the movie just takes off and is great.

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I didn't love this film either - but perhaps for different reasons. Clint Eastwood gets very Flag Wavey sometimes - I'm assuming this appeals to his American audience and for them overrides any weakness in the film. For the rest of the world not so much. But he can make excellent films - Letters from Iwo Jima was such - but was it coincidence this was the Japanese side of the story?

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Lol...I like that term "flag wavey".

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Good film but nowhere near the likes of Full Metal Jacket.

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shouldve won best Picture one of the best war movies ever you are in the minority

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I guess so.

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I DID NOT WANT TO SEE THIS ONE..I HELD OFF FOR MONTHS..DIDNT LIKE THE TRAILERS OR THE PLOT OR ANY OF IT...TOO BAD FOR ME..ITS WAS AWESOME.

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"last thing I want to see a film about a soldier who can't fire a weapon"

Yeah! screw that! there might not be enough pew pew pew dakka dakka dakka and blood and guts and shit.

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Exactly

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