All Quiet on the Western Front tells the gripping story of a young German soldier on the Western Front of World War I. Paul and his comrades experience first-hand how the initial euphoria of war turns into desperation and fear as they fight for their lives, and each other, in the trenches. The film from director Edward Berger is based on the world-renowned bestseller of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque.
War stories are always hit or miss. This one is a little different telling the story of the great war from the German side. As it is dubbed, the mouthing of the words is a little off and the translations are sometimes not ideal, but the way this film is choreographed is great. The uglieniess of the war is captured and the romance of the idea of fighting is quickly replaced with the horror of battle. I was impressed with some of the visuals as disturbing as they were, the actors captured the misery and the pain in every soldier no matter how strong they thought they were. If you are a fan of war movies add this one to your list for sure, but be prepared to see a lot of death.