Movie Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Apparently I've seen half of the movie once before.
Watched 20110617 (DVD) (English subtitles)
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Clint Eastwood. 141 min

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This movie does a great job at hitting the emotions. I loved the music. I find the message expressed in the movie to be an important one as well. I was definitely hesitant to start the film, because I was afraid it'd be, as a war movie, hard to follow, or that I just wouldn't be in the mood. However, I'm glad I was in the mood and was able to follow the movie fairly well. At some points I got some characters mixed up and didn't recognize other characters, but a quick look through the plot summary on the article clears it all up.

Note: Most of the movie is in Japanese, so there would be subtitles anyways. But I had subtitles on, and so there were English subtitles for the English parts.

I'd say great movie. I suggest you'd be in the mood to handle some strong emotions.

Instant Comments:
I don't remember what the most emotional part was, there definitely was one. The scene with the soldier, his wife, and their baby was definitely emotional, but I don't remember if it was the most emotional.
I had seen scenes at around 1h20 (the reason the one soldier was discharged). I recall that and the banquet scene that follows for sure. I believe then I watched the remainder of the movie.
The soldier Saigo's youthful face makes his hopes and words strong. 2h02
Omg, that scene followed by the song over the loud speakers.
2h11 "Is this still Japan?"