By Giannis Galanopoulos, Stefanos Dimopoulos and Ektoras Tsorbatzoglou (A class)
The following list is about our favorite movies chosen by personal opinions in terms of plot and production. It should be mentioned that all of them are based on real events.
There was no other way
Even after the Civil War had ended in the rest of Greece, a small rump of the Democratic Army, six men and two women, remained in hiding for 14 years in Chania, Crete, where they continued to take part in illegal political activity. In 1962, six of the former partisans escaped, via Italy, to Tashkent. The documentary focuses on the three who are still alive.
The film reveals the miraculous endurance of the broken remnants of the Democratic Army and the self-sacrifice of the ordinary people who hid them. It shows that the main protagonists and the unsung heroes of this story are equally exceptional, embodying not just ideology, but a deep dedication to mankind and human dignity.
By Giannis Galanopoulos
The «American Sniper» is an American biographical war film of 2014 and is based on based on true story .The main character of the movie is Chris Kyle a soldier of seal navy and especially the best rifleman in the American history. Chris Kyle became soldier at the age of 30.When he was young he dreamed to be a cowboy but later he decided to enlist in the navy so he qualified for special training and became a U.S. Navy SEALs sniper. The American navy sent him to fight in Iraq after the September 11 attacks of 2001.John was one of the most talented sniper and he earned the nickname «Legend» for his many kills. His most important shot was when he killed Mustafa who was an Olympic champion on shooting at a distance of 1920 meters .Years later he returned back to his wife and children but he could not stay away from the battlefield so he decided with his psychiatrist to help severely wounded veterans in the VA hospital. On February 2, 2013 he was killed that day by a veteran he was trying to help . Chris Kyle was deadliest marksman in U.S. military history with 255 kills from four tours in the Iraq War. At his funeral many American citizens had been there to say goodbye to their best soldier.
By Ektoras Tsorbatzoglou
The Revenant is an adventure-drama movie, nominated for 12 Oscars, which is praised for its amazing plot and its extraordinary directing. It came out last month and it is literally a masterpiece given the fact that it has won so many awards in so little time.
The story is set in the 1820’s in the uncharted American wilderness where Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his fellow hunters are attacked by native Indians. After managing to escape Glass is brutally mauled by a bear and abandoned by his own hunting team which forces him to seek for survival. Finally, when he recovers from his wounds he takes revenge for his team’s betrayal making him uable to continue his life normally.
The movie is directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu and in the leading role is the well-known Leonardo DiCaprio. There is no doubt that the acting is excellent and the storyline is cliff hungering as it was expected. The explosive special effects will make you speechless and the editing is just unbelievable. On the other hand it is quite violent due to the large number of war scenes and the majority of the scenes are in a snowed landscape usually forest.
In conclusion, the Revenant is a great movie that most adventure fans will adore. It has nearly no drawbacks so I consider it is one of the best of its kind. I would definitely suggest it to anyone who loves excitement and I reckon it is a fantastic option in terms of drama.
By Stefanos Dimopoulos