The BAFTA-winning All Quiet On The Western Front is indeed a worth-watching movie coming with a war theme and bloodshed. After years of production, casting, designing, plotting, and crafting, the film was released on 28 October 2022 on Netflix.
The debutant Felix Kammerer starring film is nothing less than a treat to the eyes with spectacular cinematography but painful with hell life of war and soldiers. Holding the audience tightly at their seats, this German-language movie is indeed worth crafting history in the present scenario.
However, it’s the alliterative theme of brutality and war with no hope has affected certain fixed audiences from some perspectives as well as the level of entertainment. So here is the real review for you:
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Here Is Why You Should Watch BAFTA Winning All Quite On The Western Front!
1) The dividend theme of patriotic feeling.
Starting with two boys, Felix Kammerer as Paul and Aaron Hilmer as Albert Kropp, who wanted to join the military for their country, the film ended with the harsh realities of war, death, murder, hopelessness, loneliness, and more blending overlapping and shedding the reality of patriotism.
It can be seen in Paul’s words: “You still think it’s beautiful and sweet to die for your country, don’t you?”
First losing Albert Kropp then Kat, Felix was left numb and dead. Even when hope arose after the ending of war at 11:00 but the order given by the one sitting in power changed things, led to Felix and many other death for the sake of a few meters of land.
2) The debutant Felix Kammerer became a rising star.
The story was built from the very beginning in the favour of Felix. Whether it is related to his excitement of joining the line as a mere boy or his witnessing savageness, nothing less than Caliban, as a soldier, all went well with the stiffness of his little face.
The moment when he collected badges of his mate, then decided to jump in the mud of blood, craving for food, or even stabbing his enemies. The best was when Paul’s character Felix stabbed the enemy but kept his belongings to return to his natives.
It was later on followed by the decision of powers to continue the war till 11 when Felix remained numb among herds to march on the battlefield again.
Overall, the stillness defined many movements inside that wide, deep, and hollow expression which can only be done by an experienced art person, which Felix indeed was but as a debutant.
3) Fewer dialogues but the abundance of words to deliver.
As the name suggest All Quite On The Western Front, the film also went with a bit of quietness among the characters and the setting.
Whether it is related to the setting of the Western Front or all the characters portrayed as soldiers, everything went with a little utterance but bunches of expressions delivering a whole story.