Glory is a powerful movie with great direction, phenomenal acting, and an affecting story.
Aside from the acting, there are so many other aspects that make this movie worth watching. The cinematography is excellent and is a major reason for it winning an Academy Award for it. In addition, you will be drawn in and fall in love with the amazing score composed by the late James Horner. It is a score that not only makes each scene in the movie greater, but immerses you in that same moment. The battle scenes are excellent considering the year it was released. Without the aid of CGI that so many movies rely on nowadays, the movie captures the authenticity and brutal nature of the Civil War.
As for the movie and storyline itself, this is where the heart of the movie is. The movie has so many subplots that work extremely well together to help create the overall message and purpose that the main plot holds. Each character has his own little story to help contribute to the plot, but as little as it may be, you care for each little story. It allows the viewer to actually want to know what happens next and is supporting the characters the entire way through.
Whether you are a student in high school learning about the Civil War or just a regular person, it doesn't matter who you are, this is a film that you must see. It will give you great insight into what the war was actually like and the reason behind why so many Americans fought and lost their lives for. Not only is it the best Civil War film, but in my opinion, it is the best war film out there that both captures the action and the moving story behind it all.