Rescue Dawn Reviews
But the performance made this movie excellent. I have no idea how Christian Bale prepared for his role.
Christian Bale is Brilliant!! Actually the whole cast is amazing. I even cried at the end of the movie not because I was sad, but because I was happy. In the end, I would say Rescue Dawn is an inspirational excellent movie and I am very glad that I just watched this beautiful movie.
The film tells the shocking true story of Dieter Dengler, a German-born American Navy pilot whose plane is shot down over communist-held Laos during the Vietnam War. Dengler is taken in as a prisoner at a POW camp, and immediately begins plotting escape. He eventually becomes the first POW to escape during the war, but finds an unforgiving jungle waiting for him on the other side.
Dengler is portrayed in a typically unhinged manner by Christian Bale, who leads a cast that includes Steve Zahn and Jeremy Davis. Much of the cast list is made up of unknown actors, and Herzog proves to be a brilliant director at gleaming talent out of these names.
The film goes to some of humanity's darkest places, and also shows an optimistic side of our desperation for survival. This is a film about the human side of war, with no grand visions about the morality or ethics of war, and just focuses on the effect on one man. For such a grand event in history, it is a really great intimate film.
A very solid 9/10.