Movie Night: Hacksaw Ridge

Some call this a war movie. Some call this Biographical movie. Some call this a faith based movie.

This is Desmond Doss’ story and it is a powerful testimony to his faith in God.
The film focuses on the World War II experiences of Desmond Doss, an american pacifist combat medic who, as a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refused to carry or use a weapon or firearm of any kind. Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Okinawa.

In my opinion this the THE best war movie being Letters From Iwo Jima. Yes, better than Saving Private Ryan.

A must see movie!

13 thoughts on “Movie Night: Hacksaw Ridge”

      1. Nice, the special features are cool. I actually sent a copy of my book to Mel Gibson at his production company in L.A., but I never heard back. I wrote a letter to Mel where I shared my testimony and I told him I thought he would do a good job making a movie about my supernatural experiences. He never wrote back, but I’m glad I did it. Maybe someday, he will read my story. In any case, I shared Christ with Mel. Hope he reads my book. 🙂

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        1. That is so cool that you sent him that. Prayerfully he will read it one day.

          Don’t lose hope in that though. He is more than likely bombarded with potential movies after the success of Passion and Hacksaw

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  1. There is something truly tragic in that the best of men usually comes out in the worst of circumstances. In the course of my life, I have been privileged to know some real heros. I enjoyed Hacksaw Ridge, largely for the reasons spelled out here, but I can’t say it was my favorite. The movie that has the most impact on me, is Blackhawk Down. I am sure that my viewpoint is skewed, because I served with many of the men that were depicted. Knowing them allowed me to see them as they were. None of them were without their flaws. They certainly were not pacifists, but they believed what they did mattered, and they sacrificed more than most. Gordon and Shughart had to know that the chances of survival were next to nothing, and yet they placed themselves in harms way to protect one of their comrades. To this day, I have trouble sitting thru the movie without being emotionally overwhelmed, but I never change the channel or switch it off. I feel compelled to watch it every time I come across it.

    I appreciate the fact that it was presented as accurately as possible, and the men were portrayed largely as they were. Sometimes arrogant, often irreverent, with their flaws as well as their love for each other.

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