Sadly this movie is not about Hacksaw Jim Duggan
Luckily it is about a different kind of an American hero – a REAL American hero… Desmond T Doss!
Doss was a dude who fought in WWII… WITHOUT FIGHTING!!! OR EVEN TOUCHING A GUN!!! This is a true story!!!! And Mr All(White)-American Mel Gibson tells the story the only way he knows how – blood & guts + hope & faith. Mel, never change. NEVER! OK, change, but don’t
Doss (Andrew Garfield, plus himself) didn’t believe in violence, mainly cause he hurt his brother as a kid, and had a drunk abusive dad (Hugo Weaving, looking A LOT like Homer Simpson… ok it’s a stretch, but I really thought he looked like Homer in this movie)
But MS-Doss REALLY wanted to help the war effort, without the warring part, and so he enlisted in the army, while trying to remain a pacifist. Obviously the Army wasn’t having any of this sh!t, and his commanding officers (a not awful Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington) basically make him eat sh!t and try to get him to quit, but there aint no quit in Doss, and so Doss goes to war as a medic with no weapon
And guess what – all those who doubted him – don’t doubt him no more when he starts saving their lives on the battlefield!
What a story! But the movie itself wasn’t anything extraordinary, kinda ordinary actually. Not bad, but not blammmazing. Still, I’m glad I saw it on Veteran’s Day, and then ate a cheeseburger afterwards. I am no hero, but I am All-American, and all for America!!!
Eyes Before Thighs: I’m not much of a blue-eyed guy, but Teresa Palmer‘s peepers made me jeepers all over!!
Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers
Hacksaw Ridge is currently playing at a theater near jews & white nationalists
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…