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Watched this yesterday and was blown away. Not only was the movie great - I was unsure about Andrew Garfield in the role but he was good - but the story in absolutely incredible. The scenes on top of Hacksaw Ridge were superb and right on par with Saving Private Ryan.

This is a must see. Mel Gibson keeps pushing out great films.
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Good movie. Well done. Displays the graphic horror of WWII in the pacific more so than many other movies.
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Meh. I agree with LP about capturing the horror, but as far as being any sort of realism to the true event I would say Biloxi Blues is more real "militaristically".
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Great movie, I watched it in snippets between moving compost for HH6.
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Great movie and the battle scenes were intense. Garfield was perfect for the role and Gibson shows that he's still got what it takes to make excellent films.
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Watched the movie again last night with a couple of my sons after telling them about a recent trip to Okinawa. My wife and I watched it several months before visiting Okinawa last month and planned a day to visit several locations where fighting took place in WWII on Oki. We hired a historian (Curator of the USMC WWII museum) who gave us a private tour of several locations and points of interest. We spent some time on Hacksaw Ridge as well.

There is a picture in the museum of Doss when he returned to Oki (1995 IIRC), he was with the Co CDR. While the area around Hacksaw Ridge is very populated and built up now, the CPT pointed out where the bodies Doss lowered were first gathered, now a parking lot. Doss also took several folks to a spot where he recalled was the point he kept returning to lower those he had rendered aid. Doss identified a large rock where he placed several bodies to protect them from small arms fire. Hacksaw Ridge itself is preserved and visitors can stop by. The day we went, there were a handful of people. The tunnel complex in and around the ridge is closed off to tourists.
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Isn’t it true that the soldiers in that fighting were older? Not your typical mid 20s, but in their 30s?
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Watched the movie again last night with a couple of my sons after telling them about a recent trip to Okinawa. My wife and I watched it several months before visiting Okinawa last month and planned a day to visit several locations where fighting took place in WWII on Oki. We hired a historian (Curator of the USMC WWII museum) who gave us a private tour of several locations and points of interest. We spent some time on Hacksaw Ridge as well.

There is a picture in the museum of Doss when he returned to Oki (1995 IIRC), he was with the Co CDR. While the area around Hacksaw Ridge is very populated and built up now, the CPT pointed out where the bodies Doss lowered were first gathered, now a parking lot. Doss also took several folks to a spot where he recalled was the point he kept returning to lower those he had rendered aid. Doss identified a large rock where he placed several bodies to protect them from small arms fire. Hacksaw Ridge itself is preserved and visitors can stop by. The day we went, there were a handful of people. The tunnel complex in and around the ridge is closed off to tourists.
Sounds like a good and meaningful travel experience.
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