- June 11th, 2011
I've just watched 71 Into The Fire, and god am I bawling.
The movie was so capturing and beautiful, despite the bloodshed.
Those brave soldiers fought on till their deaths, even when they knew that defeat was ineveitable. They continued through their pain, and held back the enemy for 11 hours until the UN and South Korean forces arrived.
Oh how the last 15 minutes were agonising. T.O.P had a puppy dog look throughout the entirety of the movie, but as he was dying, I cried a waterfall. Did his letter ever get sent to his mother? When the captain person whispered that he was sorry, oh MAN did I cry. But the final bit, where they were taking a group photo, did I finally comprehend that they were real people. That 71 student soldiers did die.
With this movie, their lives are commerated, and their deaths not in vain, but instead honoured.