Monday, September 16, 2013

Movie Review: The Guns of Navarone

The Story: Some of the best Allied soldiers, each of whom has a special talent, are called together for a seemingly impossible mission: To infiltrate a heavily guarded island held by the Germans and destroy the dual anti-ship guns that can sink any battleship which gets near the island. They have only a few days to pull it off, or else thousands of Allied soldiers will be trapped on a nearby island.

My Thoughts: This war movie is excellent in just about every aspect. The story is fast-paced and filled with suspenseful and elaborate action sequences. Its exploration of the darkness and the flickers of light that exist in war adds a lot of depth, and it’s not often that a film can be this entertaining and thought-provoking at the same time.

It also focuses just as much on character development as it does on explosions and fights. The characters are a memorable bunch, and while they are rough around the edges, they try to do what’s right even if they occasionally fail. The special effects are sometimes dated, but that’s only a minor flaw in this classic action film.

Content Overview: While little blood is shown, the grim tone and pervasive violence might bother some people, but morality and hope balance it out. There’s a small amount of mild swearing. The back of a woman’s dress is ripped open, briefly revealing part of her bare back, but the scene is non-sexual in nature.

6 comments:

  1. "It’s not often that a film can be this entertaining and thought-provoking at the same time." Hey, sounds like my kind of film. o.O Thanks for the review, Jonathan. :) Looks interesting!

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  2. Thank you for commenting, Amy! It's a good movie. :)

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  3. Jonathan, the movie saved my wife! http://johngreaniasfilmreview.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-guns-of-navarone-saved-my-wife.html

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    1. Nice. It's not just classic, it's helpful!

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  4. This film has been recommended to me before. It sounds interesting. Thank you for the review, Jonathan!

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    1. If you watch it, let me know what you think!

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