Mel Gibson directed this biopic about World War II Army medic Desmond Doss (played here by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington co-star in Gibson's return to the director's seat.~Daniel Gelb
Religion cult spread in-disguise through vet story
Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
Not surprised to find out after that nut job Mel Gibson was behind it to suite his agenda. Great movie other than that man-made, fairy tale mumbo jumbo.
-Picture; 4K upscaled picture was impressive.
-Sound; Atmos on Blu-ray Disc is always a treat. Full of big sound but not great use of all channels to give you rich surround details.
-Digital Copy; Yes, full upgrade to Atmos & Vision.
-Slipcover; No but steel case was available.
-What was mentioned at the top & price dropped at $10 for the 4K when this copy sold for $15.
-Gear used for sound & visuals:
LG 65’ C6P 4k/3D passive OLED (manually calibrated)
9.2 Onkyo RZ + pre amp for 7.2.4/11.2 (integrated calibrated then manually tweeted with SPL sound level meter & balance/adjust for full dynamic range)
Klipsch Reference Premier towers
dual R112SW subs
Polk Audio MC80 8’ quad in-ceiling heights
Oppo 4K UDP-203
Monster cables: Premium Black Platinum HDR HDMIs, THX Audio RCA, Digital Subwoofer Cables & Fiber Optic Ultra 1000
Monoprice 14 gauge awg copper speaker wire
Nakamichi Speaker Plugs
Auralex Acoustic Isolation platforms
The Blu-ray provided an excellent picture and sound. The movie is based on the true story of a World War II American Hero who won the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Okinawa. What really is different is the hero was a conscientious objector who would not kill and would not carry a weapon. He was a medic who risked his life numerous times and saved many American lives during the battle.
I am glad this movie was made because I served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and witnessed Navy Corpsmen risk their lives to save Marines. They were very brave men and I felt they never truly got credit for their actions. Back to the movie, my wife and I watched it
together and we both enjoyed the movie. My wife is a registered nurse and she is used to seeing blood, but if you cannot stand bloody battle scenes then this movie is not for you. The acting in this movie was outstanding and you become emotionally involved with several characters. A great movie by Mel Gibson. Watch it!