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Just Mike

Hacksaw ridge

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My wife and I went to see this movie. Mel Gibson is the person behind this movie, and we have heard he has made a change in the movies he is bring out. After the Passion of Christ, I was hoping for good movies coming from him. We already know it was about a man who saved 75 men in WW II but beyond that we did not know much.

 

This a an excellent true story movie. It is as true to actual war as one could possibly imagine. There is no foul language as one would actually experience in real life, so from that point the movie is not accurate.(thank goodness) This movie is very, very accurate when I comes to the carnage men endured at Hacksaw Ridge. This is not a movie for children and that must be taken seriously! To be blunt Gibson did not pretty up how men actually got mangled and terribly wounded in this true to life event story. This is not a movie for those who have PTST or have tender spirits. There are graphic scene's of men mangled and terribly damaged by all the elements of war. I caution you that this is a movie that is true to how it was. The "R" rating is for the violence. There is once scene of a mans naked behind and no nudity.

 

My wife says she closed her eyes about twenty times because of the graphic scenes of mangled bodies. I watched it all. I spent nine months in a Naval Hospital during the Vietnam Conflict, I witnessed the end results war so in some ways I was a little prepared for the graphic scenes. Gibson did an excellent accurate recreation of the events of Hacksaw Ridge.

 

The determination of this man to stay faithful to his commitment never to touch a weapon again, as he promised God is the basis of this movie. What he endured in the Army boot camp was nothing short of brutal discrimination against his faith. The true story of this hero is almost unbelievable. For any one person to save seventy five men's lives is best described as AWESOME.

 

I do highly recommend seeing this movie for some people. I think those in Washington DC that are so willing to send men and now women into harms way should be required to watch Hacksaw Ridge before voting to enter so called "Conflicts" or as "Advisors" and sending our troops outside the USA. I would like Christians to see this so they would be faithful to pray for the protection our people in the Military Service, especially for Christians and their faith in Christ.

 

There are some who should not see this movie most definitely. Never take a child to see this IMO. With one to ten I give this movie a solid ten in reminding us what a true hero is, and how terrible war is.

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Oh man, now I really want to see this movie. And thank you for your service justme. HOw was Andrew Garfield's acting?

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My wife and I went to see this movie. Mel Gibson is the person behind this movie, and we have heard he has made a change in the movies he is bring out. After the Passion of Christ, I was hoping for good movies coming from him. We already know it was about a man who saved 75 men in WW II but beyond that we did not know much.

 

This a an excellent true story movie. It is as true to actual war as one could possibly imagine. There is no foul language as one would actually experience in real life, so from that point the movie is not accurate.(thank goodness) This movie is very, very accurate when I comes to the carnage men endured at Hacksaw Ridge. This is not a movie for children and that must be taken seriously! To be blunt Gibson did not pretty up how men actually got mangled and terribly wounded in this true to life event story. This is not a movie for those who have PTST or have tender spirits. There are graphic scene's of men mangled and terribly damaged by all the elements of war. I caution you that this is a movie that is true to how it was. The "R" rating is for the violence. There is once scene of a mans naked behind and no nudity.

 

My wife says she closed her eyes about twenty times because of the graphic scenes of mangled bodies. I watched it all. I spent nine months in a Naval Hospital during the Vietnam Conflict, I witnessed the end results war so in some ways I was a little prepared for the graphic scenes. Gibson did an excellent accurate recreation of the events of Hacksaw Ridge.

 

The determination of this man to stay faithful to his commitment never to touch a weapon again, as he promised God is the basis of this movie. What he endured in the Army boot camp was nothing short of brutal discrimination against his faith. The true story of this hero is almost unbelievable. For any one person to save seventy five men's lives is best described as AWESOME.

 

I do highly recommend seeing this movie for some people. I think those in Washington DC that are so willing to send men and now women into harms way should be required to watch Hacksaw Ridge before voting to enter so called "Conflicts" or as "Advisors" and sending our troops outside the USA. I would like Christians to see this so they would be faithful to pray for the protection our people in the Military Service, especially for Christians and their faith in Christ.

 

There are some who should not see this movie most definitely. Never take a child to see this IMO. With one to ten I give this movie a solid ten in reminding us what a true hero is, and how terrible war is.

 

My favorite movie genre is war. Love stories today are nothing but fornication etc. War though, much virtue: acts of valor, honor, loyalty, discipline, respect, courage etc. I tear up whenever I identify a selfless act, a man laying down his life for his fellow man. There is no greater love than this.

 

God bless,

William

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My favorite movie genre is war. Love stories today are nothing but fornication etc. War though, much virtue: acts of valor, honor, loyalty, discipline, respect, courage etc. I tear up whenever I identify a selfless act, a man laying down his life for his fellow man. There is no greater love than this.

 

God bless,

William

 

John 15:13. I hear ya; I cried a little at the end of "Act of Valor"

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I am not sure who this Andrew is, but the acting was very real to life.

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I am not sure who this Andrew is, but the acting was very real to life.

 

He played Spider-Man in that last two movies, which I think are better than many critics gave them credit for.

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He is the main character. The rather skinny kid that looks like a good stiff breeze could blow him over.

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I don't remember him, sorry. I am always looking for clean movies to watch.

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He played Spider-Man in that last two movies, which I think are better than many critics gave them credit for.

 

Seriously, agreed.

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Seriously, agreed.

 

They need Andrew to play Spider Man in an upcoming Avenger film. The modest character outside of his mask makes for an interesting parallel to Captain America. That is, unlike Thor and Iron Man, those characters are pretty pompous.

 

God bless,

William

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They need Andrew to play Spider Man in an upcoming Avenger film. The modest character outside of his mask makes for an interesting parallel to Captain America. That is, unlike Thor and Iron Man, those characters are pretty pompous.

 

God bless,

William

 

Yeah, this new spider man in "civil war" wasn't who I was hoping for.

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My wife and I just watched 'civil war" . It makes no sense to us. The senseless acts of violence and destruction was so dumb for us. It was very difficult to follow and understand. By the way was Captain America a good or bad guy in this film? We felt as seniors maybe we just did not have a clue about the movie.

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My wife and I just watched 'civil war" . It makes no sense to us. The senseless acts of violence and destruction was so dumb for us. It was very difficult to follow and understand. By the way was Captain America a good or bad guy in this film? We felt as seniors maybe we just did not have a clue about the movie.

 

G'evening justme,

 

I have seen all the Avenger films up until Civil War. Haven't watched the whole thing yet. I have also seen all the Captain America films. Yes, Captain America is supposed to be a good guy, though in this anti-nationalism age we live in many would probably have trouble with that. Captain America's character probably best belongs in the 1950s, but that's the fun about his persona. In previous films he went down in the antarctic, and was frozen until this modern age. He is like a time capsule, reminding us of the climate of America when Conservatism ran rampant and any affiliation with Communism/Socialism/Liberalism would of had you on trial.

 

God bless,

William

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G'evening justme,

 

I have seen all the Avenger films up until Civil War. Haven't watched the whole thing yet. I have also seen all the Captain America films. Yes, Captain America is supposed to be a good guy, though in this anti-nationalism age we live in many would probably have trouble with that. Captain America's character probably best belongs in the 1950s, but that's the fun about his persona. In previous films he went down in the antarctic, and was frozen until this modern age. He is like a time capsule, reminding us of the climate of America when Conservatism ran rampant and any affiliation with Communism/Socialism/Liberalism would of had you on trial.

 

God bless,

William

 

Well said. I love when talking about Thor in Avengers, Cap said " As far as I know, there is only one God and I'm pretty sure he doesn't wear tights." Best movie quote!

 

Personally I don't like this whole good guy, bad guy thing in movies (Mk 10:18).

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G'evening justme,

 

I have seen all the Avenger films up until Civil War. Haven't watched the whole thing yet. I have also seen all the Captain America films. Yes, Captain America is supposed to be a good guy, though in this anti-nationalism age we live in many would probably have trouble with that. Captain America's character probably best belongs in the 1950s, but that's the fun about his persona. In previous films he went down in the antarctic, and was frozen until this modern age. He is like a time capsule, reminding us of the climate of America when Conservatism ran rampant and any affiliation with Communism/Socialism/Liberalism would of had you on trial.

 

God bless,

William

 

 

 

Our pastor is doing a Bible study with the movie as its study. He told me the two contrasting views are where the younger ones are. I find learning how the Mil's think is quite different to my age group. Ask a Mil if some one comes up and says I am a dog. What would you say? The will so thinks like "OK" or if they think they are a dog its ok by me. But my gen would say of course your no dog. That's just one difference between Mil's and us more mature (older) folks.

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Our pastor is doing a Bible study with the movie as its study. He told me the two contrasting views are where the younger ones are. I find learning how the Mil's think is quite different to my age group. Ask a Mil if some one comes up and says I am a dog. What would you say? The will so thinks like "OK" or if they think they are a dog its ok by me. But my gen would say of course your no dog. That's just one difference between Mil's and us more mature (older) folks.

 

I think previous generations laid the ground work for today's Millennials. In the Post-Modernism era (mid to late 20th century) came the belief that truth is relative to an individual. Be it - a man, woman, black, white, dog, cat - today's Millennials see virtue as not judging your truth. You're entitled to believe whatever you like and all beliefs are equally valid, or so they say.

 

God bless,

William

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William, when looking at my messages I see so and so quoted you. How do I go to where was quoted? I tried to find a place to go to it, but no luck. So HELP.

 

 

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William, when looking at my messages I see so and so quoted you. How do I go to where was quoted? I tried to find a place to go to it, but no luck. So HELP.

 

 

justme

 

Hi Justme,

 

There should be a link in your messages: So and So quoted you in XYZ. If you click XYZ link then you should be taken to the post. If you do not see a link more than likely the post was removed.

 

God bless,

William

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Desmond Doss is a great example of a Christian who held firm to his principles while loving his fellow man, in my opinion. The graphic violence in the film's second half can be hard to take for some viewers (though accurate to his wartime experiences), but it's still worthwhile viewing for a Christian audience if the subject matter isn't too off-putting for you. Also I'm a WWII buff, so I'm always game for a well-done war movie with or without Christian overtones (though obviously that didn't hurt anything either).

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My wife and I just watched 'civil war" . It makes no sense to us. The senseless acts of violence and destruction was so dumb for us. It was very difficult to follow and understand. By the way was Captain America a good or bad guy in this film? We felt as seniors maybe we just did not have a clue about the movie.

 

Neither Captain America nor Iron Man were meant to be completely right or completely wrong in Civil War, in my opinion, just on different sides of a morally ambiguous issue. There wasn't a "bad guy" unless you count Zemo, and even he wasn't a stereotypical mustache-twirling comic book supervillain, just a bitter lost soul wanting revenge for his family.

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I've been waiting for this movie since I've watched it's trailer a few weeks ago. I think it's a great one not to mention that it was based on a true story. And now that you've mentioned it, I really can't wait to see it. I just hope that it does not have a bad or sad ending, because most of the movies that are based in real events often have tragic endings :(

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SPOILER WARNING, Jasmin

 

Desmond Doss passed away in 2006.:)

 

You get a brief snippet of an interview with the real elderly Doss in the film.

 

Great war hero and great example of a committed Christian who was not ashamed of his convictions even when he was abused for them.

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