Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Letters From Iwo Jima

It has been a long time since I watched a good movie. This is a 2006 film. It's about a story of Japanese civilians conscripted to defend the island of Iwo Jima. That time it was WW2

Iwo Jima is just a small barren island, but as you can see here, it lies directly between Japan and the Philippine. If the US managed to gain control of the island, the US would used it as their base to attack Japan. So containing the island was vital.

But as Japan had earlier suffered losses, the mainland was unable to lend in support to defend Iwo Jima. So it's up to the soldiers there to defend for their lives. Although they were no match for the US, but it was the sheer fighting spirit that overwhelmed me...

Ken Watanabe as Army Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi

But on the other hand, there was one scene where they were lectured to identify US medics and told to bring them down. It's kinda cruel and I somehow reject this thinking.

This film is definitely worth watching. Although it's in Japanese, but it was directed by Clint Eastwood and Spielberg was one of the producer. So it's definitely Hollywood-class...

By the way, it's way better then 2012... XD


sulin said...

i like ken watanabe. Used to. =)

jpthedarkknight said...

why used to? he's okay. maybe he's old now.. XD