ALONE WE FIGHT

"Overcoming Impossible Odds "

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Summary:

ALONE WE FIGHT is a World War II movie set in the Fall of 1944 about a small, decimated American platoon that must travel 1,000 yards to destroy a German National Socialist refueling depot and slow down a German advance. ALONE WE FIGHT gets better throughout with increasing jeopardy and improving dialogue and action and has a strong moral worldview with positive Christian content, but it also contains extensive foul language and some intense action violence.

Review:

ALONE WE FIGHT is a World War II movie during the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest on the border of Germany and Belgium, before the Battle of the Bulge in late December 1944. The Allies are outgunned and outmanned by the Germans. A small group of Army Rangers are captured by the Germans, who kill some of them ruthlessly before a few strike back and kill the remaining Germans. Three Rangers try to get one wounded Ranger back to the hospital tents in the American lines, but he dies.

Two of the Rangers, Greg and Mickey, whom Greg calls Boston, are close friends. Greg, the sergeant, writes his parents daily asking them to pray for him. Mickey or Boston has almost given up. When the Colonel, played by Corbin Bernsen, announces that the Germans are going to push right through where they are, the two Rangers decide to travel 1,000 yards to destroy a German refueling depot and slow down the German advance. So, the question is, can these three Rangers get past the snipers and minefields, penetrate German lines, and destroy the refueling depot?

In the middle of the action, Greg and Mickey have long talks on the evils of Nazi ideology. Corbin does a great job as the Colonel. Aidan Bristow does a good job as the sergeant, and Matthew James McCartney as Mickey gets better as the story goes along. ALONE WE FIGHT is a low budget movie, and sometimes the low budget shows in the close ups and locations. The first aid tent is manned by two nurses who provide some kind of romantic interest. Mickey has a humanist worldview while Greg has a Christian worldview. The movie gets better throughout with increasing jeopardy and improving dialogue and action. If it were not for the extensive amount of foul language and some of the action violence, the movie would be a worthwhile war movie for families based on ideology.

 

Content:

(CC, BB, H, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Strong moral worldview shows good conquering evil and extols prayer plus a sergeant has a Christian worldview but his fellow soldier has a humanist worldview;

Foul Language:
  20 obscenities and 6 profanities;

Violence:
  Lots of action violence during war, including people blown apart, throats cut, pointblank shooting, bloody wounds, explosions, etc.;

Sex:
  No sex;

Nudity:
  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  No alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  Lots of cigarette smoking but no drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Lots of comments about how evil Hitler’s National Socialists are and some anachronistic content.

In Brief:

ALONE WE FIGHT is a World War II movie set in 1944 during the brutal Battle of Hurtgen Forest on the border of Germany and Belgium. Two Army Rangers, Greg and Mickey are friends. Greg, the sergeant, writes his parents asking them to pray for him, but Mickey has almost given up. Their Colonel, played by Corbin Bernsen, announces that the Germans are going to push right through where they are. So, Greg, Mickey and another Ranger volunteer to travel 1,000 yards to destroy a German refueling depot and slow down the German advance. Can these three Rangers get past snipers and minefields, penetrate German lines, and destroy the refueling depot?

ALONE WE FIGHT is a low budget movie, which sometimes shows. The first aid tent is manned by two nurses who provide light romantic interest. Mickey has a humanist worldview while Greg has a Christian worldview. The movie gets better with increasing jeopardy and improving dialogue and action. If it were not for the foul language and intense action violence, the movie would be a worthwhile war movie for families to watch.