All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front ★★★★½

This was a tough watch. It’s been some time since I felt a weight on my chest like this while watching a movie. I was speechless when the end credits rolled. The movie sucked my hope dry as the last shot played.

This was was a very horrific and brutal take on the subject that I almost hated it for being that way. There is not a speck of happiness in this movie. I know it’s a war movie and wars are pure horror, But I am used to have seeing movies of this nature that ends with a little hope. But this was a bleak, brutal and terrifying look at the true nature of war.

You just feel sorry for every innocent soul who lost their lives, may it be the soldiers or the general public or anyone who lost their lives for nothing. Hated those men who just thrive on the war for nothing other than their stupid mere arrogance of pride.

Technically this movie is astounding, every shot is remarkable, the brilliant production design looked unbelievable and the terrifying score, it was perfect. The performances were amazing and the direction was great. The second act was breathtaking and gut wrenching. The editing was seamless and the last 15 minutes was a shocker.

A difficult watch for sure but it is easily one of the best anti-war movies ever made.

A solid 90% for this.

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