DVD Review: “Glory”


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Glory is one of those films that has been an epic since it first came out in 1989. It is
considered historical fiction and addresses the challenges that faced African-Americans
who fought – physically and mentally – for their freedom during the Civil War.

Since the movie was in theaters almost 30 years ago, it offers viewers today a chance
to see some established actors as younger, developing professionals. Denzel
Washington, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, Andre Braugher and
others present a heart-wrenching tale about the struggles faced in trying to belong when
the world around you sees you as less.

The film addresses the difficulties that start in military training and the conflicts in
personalities and power. It moves on to the battles, filmed with amazing special effects
considering the age of the movie, and addresses the purpose for various people to
participate in such a brutal and bloody war.

This film, which is rated R for violence, is a must-see for war buffs. It is about racism, but
it goes so far beyond that theme that viewers will want to watch it a second (or even
third) time to grasp the multiple layers of messages that can touch the heart of almost
anyone again and again.

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DVD Review: “Glory”