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A beautiful and moving movie that has to be seen to be appreciated. Words along cannot do it justice. National Geographics recommended the film and after having seen it, I now know why. Treat yourself to this movie and you will be surprised, as I was.
The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir, is an old-fashioned epic about a young Polish soldier in the 1940s. The film begins with a torture scene where the main character’s wife is made to incriminate him, which drives the plot of the film. The movie has a lot of great actors in it but one that I actually don’t like: Colin Farrel. Although I don’t usually like any movie Colin Farrel is in, he actually did a good job and this movie was very good. Throughout the film I was constantly thinking there should be more, grander scenes but at the same time, this very refined film was still very impressive. The Way Back seemed like a film that doesn’t belong in current times. That isn’t to say it was bad, but rather it felt like an “old” film. There’s the amazing main character hero, international locations, and constantly attacks on communism. It was a little odd to see but I very much enjoyed The Way Back.
Way back is yet another great creation by the director Peter Weiz. The movie held my attention the entire time and that is not easy to do for 133 minutes of running time. The scenery in the movie is so beautiful and powerful that it sometimes it can take your breath away. the nature is like the fifth character in the movie and I think it is the leading character as well. All of the threats that the men endure are presented by nature. The characters in the film are very diverse but they all have the same purpose-freedom. I have to admit that the Russian accent performed by all English speaking cast was a bit annoying and hard to listen to sometimes. I also think that the film was tiny bit too long, but besides that I truly think that Peter Weiz is the master of creating visually stunning movies.
I really liked this film and I usually do not enjoy man versus nature kind of films but this one was really good. Visually this film was absolutely amazing and it shows how powerful and beautiful nature truly is. All of the conflicts that happen in the movie, happen between the four main characters and the nature. It is a film about bravery, heroism, and the story is truly inspiring and mind-blowing. However, I did feel like some of the characters were underdeveloped. Janusz’s and Valka’s characters had such a powerful introduction but it kind of stopped there and I wish it didn’t. I think that the last hour of the movie was the most powerful and emotionally strong, I did cry couple of times and I think a lot of people in the audience did. The music in this film is phenomenal as well and when combined with the visuals it becomes spectacular. The one bad thing about this movie is that it was a little bit too long. Overall, I recommend seeing this film.
It is one of the most powerful movies of this year. Directed by Peter Weir, who also directed such amazing films like The Truman’s Show and Master and Commander, The Way Back is an epic journey to freedom. The film’s cinematography is absolutely breath-taking, I was blown away by the landscapes and it made me realize how powerful, beautiful and in the same time cruel nature is. The story of the film is moving and I desperately wanted all of the men to reach their final destination. The performances of the actors were very strong and Colin Farell pleasantly surprised me. The movie does not have a lot of dialogue and that is one of the aspects that makes the movie so powerful. Visually this film is absolutely stunning and it deserves some kind of recognition. I recommend seeing this movie because it is a great story that will move you and leave you wanting more.
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