“How will everything be then? How will we get back home to our normal life, where everyone will ask what kind of battles we were in? We will be like travelers from a distant country.”
I watch movies that interest me in order to enjoy watching. I'm not a critic, nor an expert. Just sometimes I want to share.
At the age of 8, I first met Remarque. I then tried to read everything that came to hand. And then he turned up. The name was beautiful. Erich-Maria Remarque. I thought it must be someone famous and cool with that name. I opened the book and started reading. I don't remember the name, but it was about a concentration camp. I read 10 pages and slammed the book shut in horror. Then I had nightmares for another week. I haven't tried since.
But I'm already over 30, and I decided to finally get to know the author through cinema. And Netflix knows how to do well, for my taste. No changes on the Western front: this is the story of a man who volunteered for the front to fight for ideals.
From the first frames of the form conveyor, I realized that I would like how the story would be told. I remembered all the feelings from the first acquaintance with the Remarque. The mind-chilling horror of the inhumanity of the conditions in which some people are forced to live by the will of others. And that's what people do with people. Not being able to mourn your friends properly.
At the same time, the film has stunning shots of nature. Nature and natural beauty as something more than the horror and destruction that people are capable of inflicting.
The First World War lasted 1568 days. It's a very long time. And it's terrible when you see how people get used to the daily horror. And they are already able to laugh and joke. When it started, they were in panic and shock. And even wondered why they were here. But it was too late. And then they got used to it, resigned themselves.
Coffins, coffins, coffins.
When the pride and principles of one person are worth thousands of lives.
When you went to war so young that your favorite imaginary.
When you kill someone else because they told you to.
“I'm sorry, I'm so sorry. So sorry.” Of course, the enemy also has a family and children. And work. Usual. They're all human.
It's horrible. It shouldn't be like this.
Look. This film is worthy to be seen. Thanks to everyone involved. I'm out of words.
P.S. Watching it at night was a mistake.
*The illustrations were created based on the query "War" by the neural network.