Last night I watched the movie “Hawksaw Ridge”
Synopsis: WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
I did not watch the trailer, so I did not know what to expect. My friend told me it was about WW2, specifically about a medic soldier, who went to the battlefield to save lives without killing a single person. I thought it would be cliche, boring and expectable.
But within fifteen minutes, I was hooked. My eyes were glued to the screen, my mind was so fixated and captivated for the whole duration of the movie. It was intense, sad, admirable and inspiring. The movie immersed the audience so profoundly that it felt like I was actually on the scene, fighting and able to emphasise with the characters. It exhibited the horror of wars, the lost lives & soldiers love to their country. I am very connected to my emotion, and to be honest, I nearly cried haha!
The lives that are lost in the wars, the painful screams of help and desperations. The fear to fight, the fear of dying, the fear to loose. How frightening, how depressing. The thought of being in the battlefield, and then suddenly next to you, a friend is dying, crying, uttering that they are afraid. Oh, I can’t imagine, the emotional trauma and sadness one may experience.
Back to the other aspects of the movie, Desmond Doss, the main character was extraordinary and admiring. Desmond’s character was noble, honourable & worthy of praise. What a frightening & remarkable life he lived. His faith and love towards God were something hardly anyone can do and display. The courage, discipline and loved he portrayed and delivered was just inspiring and encouraging. What an amazing man, he deserve every award and praise.
Unquestionably one of the best movies I watched this year, on par with Dr Strange. It was thought provoking, emotionally evoking and heart warming.
I highly recommend the movie! Check it out, while its fresh!
“While everybody is taking life I’m going to be saving it.” – Desmond Doss