Hacksaw Ridge

I didn’t really know what to expect going into this, as I didn’t know this story, and what a surprising one — to the point where when it does happen (saving multiple soldiers on the battlefield) it comes off as Hollywood grandstanding, but learning it pretty much happened like that was eye-opening. As for the movie itself, it does get overly melodramatic for my tastes, especially during the first half, but I thought the performances were really great, and the battle scenes are some of the most intense I’ve seen on film. I did quite enjoy watching this, got pretty caught up in it, especially during the second half — and yes, shed a few tears near the end.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.