I won’t lie. The first hour of this movie, I was really uninterested. It’s a really long film and war movies have never been an interest of mine, but this one has a reputation. As an aspiring cinephile, I knew I had to watch it. Once it really got going, and I understood all of where this was going, it all became more clear.
Appreciating the cinematography, the performances, the soundtrack, all of it. War movies still aren’t something I like as a whole, but I can’t pretend the movie isn’t still a remarkable film. The details are excellent and the performances among the cast are memorable. There are countless moments that strike you as an audience member that will remain with me even after watching the film.
My only question: where did the puppy go? I don’t think I want to know.