I watched this film last night and then…I watched it again. This is by far one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. It’s gripping, engaging, and very gut and heart-wrenching.
In the movie, you follow half a dozen Japanese military men in their efforts to hold the island of Iwo Jima from the US invasion force. This is a side of the war that we Americans rarely see.
The personalities and actions of those depicted are not so different from our own. From the reluctant warrior to the flag-waving dogmatic killer. The story is srong, well-told, and will get you right in the soul. Clint Eastwood (who produced and directed this movie) is only getting better with age. A great film.