Friday, July 3, 2020

“The Last Full Measure” Focuses on Justice Not Gore

Based on a true story, The Last Full Measure follows Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) as he is assigned to review a posthumous case about Airman 1st Class William H. Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine). The film begins with a flashback of the Vietnam War. As Huffman speaks to soldiers that were at Operation Abilene, flashbacks follow so you can see what each soldier was experiencing during those moments.

- Advertisement -

Huffman is reluctant to take on the case at the beginning, but workplace politics trumps his contending. While it is a new case to him, it is labeled a three decades long “pet project” for the vets that were with “Pitts” (Pitsenbarger). The short journey Huffman expects in tracking down the vets stretches out. The more he learns from talking with other vets, the more his mindset changes and the audience’s with him. Samuel L. Jackson is compelling as always as Takoda. When he talks, the audience leans in, absorbing every word. The other vets are as interesting in their own right (driving school buses on the weekend, nocturnal). Pitt’s parents are also compelling as they long for the medal of honor justice their son deserves.

While a “war” movie, it is not as action packed as 1917. The film also leaves out any unnecessary gore, really driving home that the point of the film is justice, not a cheap thrill. Moviegoer Bill shares, “the ending was touching. It was nice to see who survived until the end. It’s crazy how the whole thing was covered up!” Stay through the credits as interviews with the actual veterans are shared. The film brings some tears to the eyes in the audience, a reminder that this film is based on something so very real.

Movie timesclick here

- Advertisement -

Genre: Drama, War

Run Time: 1 hours and 50 minutes

- Advertisement -

Directors: Todd Robinson

Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Jeremy Irvine

Rating: Rated R for war violence, and language.

Fun Fact: Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, and William Hurt appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jackson played Nick Fury, Stan played Bucky Barnes, and Hurt played Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross.

 

 

-----
Do You Value The Coronado Times?
Become a Paid Supporter

Keep it civil. Comments may be removed or closed if they violate Terms of Service.

Avatar
Alyssa K. Burns
Alyssa is a graduate of Coronado High School and was in the founding broadcast journalism class at CHS. She earned her BA in Communication from CSU East Bay and completed her MBA from CSU San Marcos. Her passion for writing and interest in the behind the scenes of business, leads her to write frequently about Coronado businesses. You can find Alyssa walking around the ferry landing with her husband and shih-tzu terrier or enjoying a cup of coffee at one of Coronado's favorite cafes.Have a story for The Coronado Times to cover? Send news tips or story ideas to: manager@coronadotimes.com
Advertisement

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

4th of July Heritage

Submitted by Ch, Col (ret) Gary J. ZiccardiI am a Coronado resident since 2016 who served as Navy Surface Warfare Officer for 4 years,...

Chief Kaye’s Compassion and Kind Actions Stand Out

Submitted by Carolyn RogersonWe never know when a dire emergency will strike our lives. When such a crisis confronted Coronado visitors Mike and Jan...

Congratulations Coronado High School Class of 2020

Submitted by Gene Thomas GomulkaOne should not be surprised that the San Diego County Health Department issued a cease and desist order in regard...

Acting on Our Principles

Submitted by Jim DeBelloWhile the soaring SpaceX launch this weekend lifted our spirits and re-ignited our faith to achieve greatness, we are brought back...

NEW STORIES

Marvin Heinze Encourages Us to “Mask Up Coronado”

Coronado City Council member Marvin Heinze speaks about the very contagious coronavirus and how covering our face is one way we can help protect...

Undercover Philanthropist Donna Salof Awarded Key to the City at Feast and Fareway

It’s not every day that you’re given a key to the city by the Mayor of Coronado. Just ask Donna Salof, who turned 70...

Sandcastle Man Shares a Message in His Art

The famous Sandcastle Man of Coronado Beach is using his art to ask people to wear masks, socially distance, and be aware that we...

Nicky Rottens Reopening: New Look, Even Better Burgers

Nicky Rottens has become a staple in the Coronado community for the past nine years. From obtaining a license that allows for all ages...

Silver Strand State Beach Parking Lots to be Closed July 3-5

The City of Coronado confirmed that parking lots at Silver Strand State Beach will be closed from July 3-5.  The Silver Strand State Beach...