Hacksaw Ridge is one of those movies that you won't forget for a long time. It's the kind of movie that stays with you as you grow old. It's the kind of movie that leaves you awe-inspired. Hacksaw Ridge will inspire you to look at life - your life, most especially - in a more positive way.
Hacksaw Ridge is All About Faith
Hacksaw Ridge is a masterpiece directed by Mel Gibson. It tells
So when Doss enlists and starts training with the 77th infantry, he vowed not to hold a gun, even if his superiors wanted him to. He was training to become a medic, which, for him, was the best way to save lives and serve the country. Of course, things do not work in his favor. The entire 77th Infantry Division and his superiors interpreted his decision as a form of defiance and arrogance. He is brought to the court
Soon, Doss and the rest of the team are sent to battle. They were asked to relieve the 96th Infantry Division and their main task was to secure Hacksaw Ridge. It is there where Doss proves his worth not only as a
Doss' companion at the time of battle was his Holy Bible, where he kept the photo of his wife, Dorothy. His biggest weapon, however, was his faith. The kind that can move mountains and make miracles happen. This faith was what helped him endure the battle as he tried to save as many of his fellow soldiers as he could. His constant prayer was "Lord, give me one more." Again, you have to watch the movie to understand what this means.
Desmond Doss was recognized as a hero and received The Medal of Honor from President Harry S. Truman for his bravery during the Battle of Okinawa. He saved 75 lives in that battle.
Hacksaw Ridge may not be perfect, but it is definitely well-made. It deserves all of its Oscar nominations and all the accolades it has been receiving. The best thing about it, however, does not have something to do with cinematography or the actors. The best thing about Hacksaw Ridge is its ability to hit you in the spots that matter. It will make you think about faith; your faith. Not just in God, but in everything that has
In a world that has become dependent on machines, on technology, and on other people's perception of a person, Hacksaw Ridge is a breath of fresh air. It reminds us of the things that really matter, and the people who make life worth living. It reminds us that we have a purpose, we have a mission, and we are here because we need to fulfill that mission.
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Happy viewing! :)