Movie Review: We Were Soldiers

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Movie Review: We Were Soldiers

We all like to take a time out and sit down with our loved ones, and watch a heart touching movie every once in a while. What we don't do is actually take time to really focus and understand completely what the point of the movie is or what it is trying to get across to the audience. I was able to take time and sit down, and enjoy and evaluate the movie, "We Were Soldiers." I was able to come to the conclusion that it is a very accurate movie, give or take a few facts. The quality of the cinematography is of great value. The film was indeed satisfying.

The movie was released in 2002. It was one of the most seen movies of that year. It won the ASCAP award and was nominated for three different awards. To be nominated is a privilege in itself. That means it was good enough to win but there was another that was superior in other viewers opinion. Randale Wallace was the writer and director of the film. The motion picture was based upon a book, "We Were Soldiers Once…And Young." The book was written by Lieutenant General, Herald G. Moore, and was published by Harper Collins. Due to their accreditation, the value of this picture is first-class. Since it was wrote by a General, it has facts from the real perspectives of war. It makes the movie more unique, because it is more realistic, and has facts from the first person's perspective rather than a second person's view.

The audience's reaction to the movie was that it was a must see picture. It was also commonly agreed that it was one of the best seen movies of its time. It is probably one of the best made films since "Braveheart"(1995), in many viewer's opinion.

In the movie, "We Were Soldiers," the Vietnam war is beginning. It starts off introd...

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...ie is at the end of Lt. Co. Moore's epic speech, "…I will be the first one to step on the battlefield, and the last to step off…" The reason I enjoyed the phrase so much, is because his primary goal in this message is, that he will not leave anyone behind, dead, or alive. He is taking the responsibility that this idea comes to pass.

If somebody asked my opinion on this picture, I would strongly and possibly forcefully suggest that they would also enjoy such a film. These are not just words written down on a piece of paper, I say that because I mean it. Hopefully you will be able to enjoy and get as much as I did out of this movie. Also, the next time you watch a film that is really touching, ask yourself, what is it about this movie that made it so likeable. In doing so and you will be able to see specific reasons behind the greatness of movies in your own opinion.

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