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Hacksaw Ridge: Average Guy Movie Review

Mel Gibson is back in the driver seat with Hacksaw Ridge. It tells the story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who refused to carry a weapon. Doss served as an army medic in the Pacific during World War 2. His actions during the Battle of Okinawa - where it's estimated he saved 75 men single-handed - would earn him the Medal of Honor. Hacksaw Ridge has been nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. If you've seen We Were Soldiers; this movie may look oddly familiar. The battle scenes of Hacksaw Ridge have a very similar look to We Were Soldiers, Gibson has clearly taken inspiration from his previous war movie. He has managed to show the horror of war and honour what those men did, without glamorising war. As much as this is Doss' story, the actions of his fellow soldiers are not overlooked, thanks in part to some brilliant performances. As the man who wanted to serve his country without compromising his beliefs,  Ga