Spot on.I have a theory; some people don't like Mel Gibson so they dismiss his work regardless of the merits.
the clips look incredible. Gee wiz, Okinawa was bloody? Maybe if you show how horrible war is people might be less inclined to engage in such activity and it shows how truely heroic people like Doss were.Spot on.
Take for example the recent review in the LA Times. The critic panned this movie because of it's 'excessive gratuitous graphic violence' or words to that effect. I have no issue with critics of Mel Gibson as a director, however this is a war film set in the battle of Okinawa. The presence of graphic violence is an understatement. I haven't watched Hacksaw yet, though I'm fairly certain that the most gruesome scenes probably pale in comparison to some of the scenes on those picket destroyers when the kamikazes struck.
I'm fairly certain that Gibson wasn't trying to appeal to the fans of The Expendables and the Rambo films.
Doss rarely talked about it. Many people tried to get him to let the movie happen but he didn't want the attention. His church gave the ok after his passing. He was a very devout and noble man.Agreed. Why did it take 70 years to make the big screen?
I doubt it. IIRC, NQ was in effect.
Seriously, it would be interesting to know how Doss felt about the Japanese. Don't know if the doco The Concientious Objector can answer your question, but it may be worth watching.
Thanks for the explanation, makes sense. A movie is usually bigger than life. He was probably reluctant to participate in the documentary. But I'm glad he did.Doss rarely talked about it. Many people tried to get him to let the movie happen but he didn't want the attention. His church gave the ok after his passing. He was a very devout and noble man.