We Were Soldiers Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mel Gibson

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Set in the beginning of the Vietnam War, We Were Soldiers tells the story of LT. GEN Hal Moore, the battle in the Ia Drang Valley, and the hardships that the Americans went through in an exciting dramatization.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Mel Gibson's finest hour, this is a true story of war in the early days of the US-Vietnam war, at a time when new tactics and new strategies were required. The outstanding veteran Col. Hal Moore leads his special helicopter cavalry, well trained and well equipped, into a new type of warfare. The fighting is savage and realistic. Both sides are portrayed sympathetically. When the US army boys score their first outstanding victory in the heart of enemy territory the scene is set for the later war. The humiliated Vietnamese commander and a few of his staff survive to survey the great piles of his men's' bodies. His grim comment sums it all up: 'What a tragedy - they will think they have won a great victory'. The war was to continue, and to this day, they endure.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael JR Jose

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 15%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 35% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   Vietnam

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   frying (cooking)    -   flamed    -   impaled    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15 Is this movie based on a    -   book

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