'Danger Close: The Battle for Long Tan' Review

'Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan' Review
Good Australian War Film

Rating: ★★★

'Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan' was a tough watch. It showed the graphic horrors of war and bodies being ripped to shreds by bullets, but I'm happy I saw it. It told an important and famous story from Australia's military history while showing how bad war is.
Despite having great cinematography, the acting was hit or miss, the Vietnamese soldiers were portrayed as one-note villains and the editing made the narrative confusing and hard to follow at times.
It's battle sequence, which starts around 20 minutes into the film and lasts for most the of the runtime, was entertaining. It bounced between three different group's perspectives on the battle, keeping the story fresh, eventful and interesting.
It was incredibly heartbreaking seeing the names and ages of the Australian soldiers who lost their lives on that horrific day.
Even though the film may not be the best, I did enjoy the movie and I recommend supporting it by watching it legally in cinemas.

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