I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to watch both of these movies. I was given an opportunity to see the screening to see the third movie of Saints and Soldiers: The Void. Deseret Book was kind enough to send me the first two movies so I could be up to speed to see the third.
I sat down with my family to watch both movies. We didn't have a marathon evening, but watched them separately on two different evenings. My kids were persistent in asking when we could see the second movie. In fact, my son's have become fans of Corbin Allred, an actor in both movies.
I loved the fact that I could sit down with my kids and watch a WWII movie. There was violence, but the war was tastefully portrayed. War is violent, and I took this opportunity to discuss the realities of war with my boys. They are 14 and 11.
I went to the screening of the third installment on July 31st. I was impressed with a comment the director, Ryan Little, said about the films. I don't know if I have the quote exactly as he said, it took a few minutes for his words to sink into my head before I wrote them down, "Saints and Soldiers is about finding that moment of humanity in war." My review of the third film will be posted on August 13th, two days before it is released in theaters. (Go on the 15th or 16th to see the film!)
The first two movie are well done. They make an impact.I saw the very human side of war. I loved watching the development of the characters. It was a personal progression. It was great to see that moment of humanity in war.
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As I stated above, Deseret Book was kind enough to send me a copy of the first two DVD's in the mail. I also received a SWAG bag with the same DVD's at the screening. I am going to give away the copies I received at the screening to one winner. Use the rafflecopter form to enter. There is one free entry. The other's are optional. This is a US only contest. You must be 18 or older to enter. See the giveaway terms and conditions to the right, it will also be posted in the terms and conditions at the bottom of the form. The contest will end on August 14th.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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