Jonida's Review of Into the White
Into the White(2013)
Only 50%? Rotten tomatoes guys wouldn't know a good movie if it sat in their nose. This was a brilliant film. It reminded me somehow of the book Nothing new in the western front by Erich Maria Remark, but it was much better than that. Actually as a story it is very close to the Patriot with Heath Ledger. The idea that we fight wars for stupid reasons, or for propagandistic nationalism, while none of us are profiting, but our mutual countries. The burning of Hitler's book, or when Davenport told Smith, that it was true that one reason they were there was because of the raw materials, it just summed up the whole idea of how we are raised as cattle to fight wars for our leaders, instead of going home and being happy. The comradary that is born in the film is really blissful, it is something our youth today knows nothing about, but most probably there are Americans and Afghanis who would have found at one point themselves in the same situation. At least I hope so. There are a lot of soldiers who come back from the war and finally understand how useless it all is. It was really subtle, and economic with words and scenes. The story developed smoothly. The acting was real and touching. I recommend you see this film if you do understand what I mean with war and propaganda. I recommend you see this film because it will be very enlightening if you don't understand what I mean by that.