Experience the horrors of war with peace of mind on the official look of the Western Front

The trailer for the remake of All Quiet on the Western Front is very dark.

By Marc McKee
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When it comes to war movies, audiences can often feel like there’s not much to tell one film from another. how many different ways can you portray humans going into battle without starting to have them all running together? However, every once in a while, a studio rises to the challenge and reaches new heights in the genre by bringing an engaging story like Mel Gibsonit is We were soldiersmasterful cinematography like 1917or stellar acting like in Christopher Nolan Dunkirk Where Andrew Garfieldit is hacksaw crest, to present to the public a new vision of the subject. Now Netflix has released a official trailer for their new attempt to contribute to the genre, In the west, nothing is newwhich promises to be a masterclass at all levels.

There are prospects for war that many of us never have the misfortune to understand; PTSD-induced anxiety, depression, and panic can cause social ostracization or disconnection from everyone around us. The original author of the original 1929 novel, Erich Maria Remarque, attempted to capture these in his literary attempt to show the dangers of blind patriotism and the relationship between a devastating wartime loss of life and the negligible gains that resulting.

In the west, nothing is new and its sequel, 1920s The way back, were among the many books burned by the Nazis. Still, Remarque’s book sold 2.5 million copies in 22 languages ​​in its first two years in print and became one of the most famous anti-war works of all time.

The success of the book turned into a Academy Award-award-winning 1930 film of the same name starring Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander. About to become men, the boys of Paul Bäumer’s class are inspired to join the army as the new 2nd Company; thanks to an impassioned speech about the glory of serving in the army and “saving the fatherland”, delivered by their teacher Kantorek.

Their romantic delusions are quickly shattered during their brief but rigorous training under the abusive Corporal Himmelstoss and the devastating loss of life they face. In the west, nothing is new was also adapted into a made-for-television film in 1979, starring Richard Thomas and Ernest Borgnine, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Made for Television and an Emmy Award for Best Motion Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Special .

Netflix’s German-language adaptation seems to excel in cinematography and gripping storytelling while using a host of Germany’s best and brightest well-known actors, including some young talent and veterans. Most fans will recognize one main face, Daniel Brühl, who audiences will remember from his time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the main villain of Captain America: Civil War what a pit Captain America (Chris Evans) vs. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Each Other

Daniel Brühl reprized the role, but this time as an ally of Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) in the Disney+ series, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Giving the movie a theatrical release before it hits the streaming service makes it sound like Netflix believes In the west, nothing is new going to make a splash during awards season.

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