19. WAR = Desire of Individuals.

WAR ,understandability is said to be fought between nations but the bitter fact of this is that it is the leaders of the country who determine WAR or PEACE.And it is always a simple matter to drag the soldiers who just follow the orders ,not realising whether they are preventing or starting WAR.

Definition of WAR nowadays - It is a conflict built up in the minds of our governments and carried out on the battlefield by our soldiers.Nothing more.

PLOT : "The story of the Battle of Ia Drang of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it."

We were Soldiers is an experience you won't soon forget.It is the pinnacle of what a war film should be.Not much time was wasted on politics or existential philosophy.It is simply a graphic a realistic portrayal of war.

Mel Gibson shines as Col. Moore ,he effectively portrayed how a leader leads his men from the front.I loved Sam Elliot as the Sgt Major and Barry Pepper was good as a crestfallen journalist.

The film has three stories ,the American soldiers in battle ,the families left at home & the stresses of personal loss and 3rd an insight into the Vietnamese strategies.

Director Randall Wallace who wrote the screenplays for "Braveheart" and "Pearl Harbor" shows an uncanny knack as a film director ,proving that he is dedicated with telling the horror and heroic stories of war.

This film tells us that the soldiers were only fighting for each other and not so much for their country ,the truth about war.How the men faced war and how at the end of it they came home not as heroes but as broken men

War's many horrors ,the bloodshed ,the suffering of the wounded ,the separation from family and the effects on the home front are portrayed frankly and realistically.Nothing is glorified or sugar-coated.

The story has no massive surprises as its not that kind of film.Its about the battle.People die , people survive.Its more about the sensation of war that is forced upon you.

The film captures some intense and brutal battle scenes that are amazing ,yet at times hard to watch.The photography is sweeping with beautiful surroundings that are swamped by war.

Nick Glennie-Smith's score has a triumphant sound ,but at the same time is haunting.He has delivered a highly passionate score filled with heroism and sadness.Every scene of heroism was filled with music set to inspire the viewer.Each scene of sadness was paired with a haunting piece of music.

It was a movie which covered it all and everything you had to see was shown ,the brutality ,the horrors ,the bonds of friends and the loss of life.It leaves you with a really new image of the war and you actually sit there and ask yourself how could men have possibly survived with such scenes running through their minds.

We Were Soldiers left me with an awe and respect for all those men and women who have fought and died to give us all the freedoms we enjoy.

For people those who haven't seen this movie yet ,take it from me ,you WILL be entertained and at the sametime educated about how SOLDIERS fight the real battle ,that is built up in the minds of our governments who DECLARE WAR with vested interests.

  • Rating : "PG" for violence in WAR scenes.
P.S : "875,000 feet of film was shot ,roughly 150 hours.It took the editing team 6 days ,day and night , to watch it all."


Babli said...

I seems to be an excellent movie and I will definitely watch this movie. Fantastic post.

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Babli

It's surely is one of the best war movies ever yaar :)
Watch it & u'll not get disappointed :)

Gayathri said...

Sounds interesting..
Gonna be busy..so no watching though :D

Inty swetha said...

thanks for dropping your comments in my blog:)

i really like your blog.. its all about movies.. cool.. i'm one big movie freak...

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Gayathri

No prob pa ,watch it when u r free ,u'll definitely wont be disappointed :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Inty Swetha

Thanks for dropping by yaar :)
Do keep visiting :)

kanagu said...

Wow... I am glad I have found your blog machi..

I myself a movie buf.... will watch this movie for sure... Mel Gibson is one man who never disappoints us with his effort.. :)

keep writing :)

kanagu said...

your blog name is nice.... :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Kanagu

Thanks a ton for ur compliments :)
I will do my best not to dissapoint u :)
keep visiting :)

Madhu said...

i havent really watched this one..but i love movies..have written a post abt it too!! Glad to find someone patronisin films actually!! ur post makes me want to go see it!1 Nice write up!

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Madhu

Thanks for ur compliments pa :)
do drop by often :)

HaRy!! said...

nala padam mathiri iruku bro? as of now all the movies u said were official Indiaglitz reviews :)!! so cant afford to miss this!..hav yu seen the movie" Full Metal Jacket" ?

Shruti said...

Seems a good movie!!
How much effort you put on to your posts! Awsom!!

""We Were Soldiers left me with an awe and respect for all those men and women who have fought and died to give us all the freedoms we enjoy.""
I loved these lines

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Hary

I haven't seen "Full Metal Jacket" yet pa :(
will watch it asap & Thanks for ur nice comments :)

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Shruthi

It's a gr8 movie for sure pa :)
watch it & see for urself why this movie left me with an awe & respect for the army people :)

Inty swetha said...

hey .. i'm not able to comment in your recent post. so i'm doing it here
i like Leo and Russell .. i will watch that movie pretty soon ..

And i didn't take those pictures.. i have provided you the link from where i have taken .. see it below.. anyways.. how can you believe that i can take such beautiful photographs?? :P

Sat_hi_sh said...

@ Inty Swetha

Dunno why u werent able to post a comment pa ,i'm able to comment on it now...

OH Oh!I also was pondering the same about those pics but now doubt is cleared :D

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