The Last Full Measure was given a limited release. A lot of reviews showcase mixed feelings about a war movie, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Sebastien Stan, William Hurt, and Bradley Whitford. Some people may not even know that this movie exists, which is kinda sad because the film had me in tears for the final 30 minutes.
I wouldn’t say this is the most excellent movie about a war hero ever made, but it is also not the worse. Where this film won me over was in the story. A hero sacrificed his life, and the government denied him a Medal of Honor, even though he saved over 60 people’s lives. His platoon mates tried hard over three decades to get him the recognition he deserved, although they failed at every turn.
Stan’s character reluctantly takes on this case only to discover that his career has pulled him far away from what he really wants to do with this life. This case, which he thought was a joke at first, ended up altering his life and professional career. It made me feel like he was destined to stumble across it because it forced him to reevaluate everything and find his heart is somewhere else.
The main reason I was in tears is that hard work and determination helped achieve something that was deemed impossible. This story changed the lives of so many people, and that moved me. 8/10