The story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector awarded the Medal of Honor for his contributions in World War II’s Battle of Okinawa, is the kind of true story that was going to be made into a movie sooner or later. Frankly, it’s surprising that it hadn’t been already, and with Hacksaw Ridge, Doss’ heroics have finally been brought to life on the big screen. In one of the more talked about returns of the year too, as the film comes from director Mel Gibson, who has come back to the theaters with his first directorial outing since 2006’s Apocalypto.
Gibson is at times both a perfect and odd choice to direct Hacksaw Ridge. His paradoxical love of both violence, war heroes, and men of peace has been established thoroughly in his previous films Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ, the latter of which threw its peaceful lead savior into a bloody world of cruelty and torture that could have easily made you forget you were even watching a Biblical movie in the first place.
Source:: IGN -Reviews