I was walking into the theatre feeling a little different today. This movie is not even out yet. This is surreal. I was invited to a private screening of ‘The Last Full Measure’ in Toronto. I took a seat behind a small group and started reading my Cineplex Magazine. I listened to people as they were taking their seats. Another group was sitting in the row just behind me discussing their thoughts on ‘Cats’.
Honestly, at first, I thought I would be sitting alone. As the room started to fill up, I was a little surprised that everyone wanted to sit in the middle of the theatre. It felt like a large family sitting together to enjoy a film together. The lights went out and the movie was about to begin.
First off, I just want to say to thank you to director & screenplay writer Todd Robinson. I love the way this story was told. It was a powerful and emotional film. It’s a story about a brave Airman William H. Pitsenbarger Jr who sacrifices his life in order to help others on the battlefield. The movie itself focuses on several dedicated individuals who work diligently to make sure William H. Pitsenbarger Jr is awarded the Medal of Honor for his service.
I made a few notes on a notepad in the dark as I watched the movie. I don’t want to reveal too much about the film. I really want you to go out and watch it.
Here are my notes:
Quotes that grabbed my attention. “Nothing in this for you”, “The power of one person” & “Fear. Use it.”
I want you to pay close attention to a stunning and beautiful scene with butterflies. ‘Menelaus blue morpho’ This scene was powerful.
Doesn’t Sebastian Stan fashion look a little bit like 90’s Tom Cruise in certain scenes? (Just wondering)
I went into this movie not really sure what to expect. In the end, I felt like this is a film you don’t want to miss.
Don’t rush out the door when it is finished. Take a moment to watch the movie credits. There is a little surprise at the end.
The Last Full Measure Experience
Release date: January 24, 2020 (Canada)
Director: Todd Robinson
Screenplay: Todd Robinson
Music composed by: Philip Klein
Distributed by: Roadside Attractions
Producers: Mark Damon, Julian Adams, Michael Bassick, Timothy Scott Bogart, Nicholas Cafritz, Adi Cohen, Pen Densham,
Robert Reed Peterson, Jordi Reliu, Shaun Sanghani, Lauren Selig, Sidney Sherman and John Watson
Starring: Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irvine and Peter Fonda