Posted on 12/22/12 03:32 PM
Okay so I only have a couple of reviews left before reaching 400, so I decided to get closer to that with this review for The Bride on the River Kwai.
Plot: After surrendering during a battle in Singapore, a unit of British troops are sent to a Japanese prison camp where the camp commandant orders them to work on a railway bridge on the river Kwai regardless of their rank. Lt. Colonel Nicholson refuses to allow him or his officers to take part of the bridge even after the commandant's use of torture against him, but eventually agrees as a way of boosting his unit's morale. Meanwhile however, an American soldier who is also a prisoner at the camp named Shears escapes the camp and is eventually rescued and taken to a hospital. But then British Major Warden asks him to come with him and some other men to a commando mission to destroy the bridge.
Okay so what makes this movie memorable? The story for one is rather unique and it gives a very interesting second half. The action was well done and looked very realistic considering its time. But I think the most memorable parts are pretty much anything with Alec Guinness. Why? Because it's a fricking younger Obi-Wan Kenobi being another brave hero and a really good leader again and then some. We was being noble and always caring more about his soldiers no matter what the Japanese did to him and having no trouble expressing how he felt about being in the army. Everyone else did good too but I think even if you're not a film buff like me, I am you'll want to see it anyway just because it pretty much has one of everyone's favorite Jedi. I mean heck, that's mostly how I felt when I first saw this film years ago.
And that's my review for The Bridge on the River Kwai. It's a well done film with good story and action that has Alec Guinness because he's also the original actor for Obi-Wan Kenobi. But even if that's not the case for you somehow, it's still an enjoyable WWII film that give you little wonder why it won best picture during its year.