All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet On The Western Front / Im Westen Nichts Neues
Very rarely, in history, are there “moral” wars. Ones in which it is truly worth dying and putting down your life for the sake of humanity. One where beyond any political purpose, you are the right thing by fighting the good fight. This is not that exception. This is total war, stripped of its grandiose flourishes and heroic sacrifices and laid bare for what it truly is: A damn meat-grinder.
The story is about a young man who is thrown into the hellish frontline of World War 1 and shows the true brutality of armed conflict, along with its futility. It leaves you wondering what the point of it all was, and was it worth this much bloodshed? The film is also made in German, and gives it a sense of authenticity. In the end, this is a great price of anti war cinema.
9/10. -All Quiet On The Western Front is currently streaming on Netflix.