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The true story of Desmond Doss’ heroism told in 'Hacksaw Ridge' is only tangentially related to what the film believes to be his crowning achievement: unwavering faith.
It's hard not to look at the future and see only arid, lifeless deserts and murderous biker gangs. If grim stories of the apocalypse have taught us anything, living through nuclear winter and/or the energy crisis only to be faced with underground pig farming or caged death matches seems to be fairly inevitable.
A clash between philosophies is at the heart of director Mel Gibson's latest, the World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge, based on the true story of Desmond Doss, a "conscientious cooperator" who refused to carry a weapon but reportedly saved the lives of seventy-five soldiers during one of the most savage engagements in the Pacific Theater.