All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front ★★★★★

This movie deserved Best Picture. From its opening sequence alone, it was instantly better than a lot of movies that have come out in the past couple years. The cinematography is fantastic. The colour-grading, the camera-angles, the exposure, the motion, everything about the cinematography is perfect. As soon as I started watching this movie I s felt as if I was in the war. Seriously, the camerawork literally made me feel like I was running in the trenches and through battlefield.

The score is incredible, cinematic, intense, gut-wrenching. It gave me chills every time I heard it. It's creative and fits the scenes that it's in. The story, although adapted, is so freaking good. A young man (I saw somewhere that he is only 17 and somewhere else that he's 20) is excited to go to war. He's proud to be serving for his country, Germany (yes, the film is told through a German perspective - another reason that it is truly amazing). When he arrives, however, things change, and he realises how tragic, how devastating, how scary and how horrible the war actually is. The original All Quiet won Best Picture in 1930. See, a good story.

Like I just said it's told through a German perspective. It's in German with English subtitles. You can change it to an English voiceover if you want, but I think you should keep it like it is because you'll get the emotion through the characters' voices.

All Quiet is an intense film. It's quite heavy, and a bit graphic at times. The emotion you get with some of the scenes sends shivers down your spine. About an hour in, I was shocked. There's a particular couple scenes around this point in the movie that are just gut-wrenchingly horrifying.

All Quiet on the Western Front: A film that tells of the true horrors of war.

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