This past weekend, I saw another great movie, Thank You for Your Service. I have a few things to say about this movie, so let’s hop into it!
As someone who grew up on movies, I love to watch all sorts of movies. One category I like a lot is war oriented movies. Now this one was a lot different than what I thought it was going to be. Side note, nowadays I like to not read too much on what movies are about becuase I don’t want to expect certain things to happen.
In the movie, it focused a lot more on the aftermath on your body when getting done fighting in a war. Moreorless, the toll on your mind. As someone who suffers from mind games like this, I can relate a lot but that doesn’t mean I know exactly how they feel because I don’t. So if you don’t know what I mean, just imagine remembering a bad event constantly. So much that it’s all you can think about sometimes and then it starts to take control over you and you rethink and blame whatever happened on yourself. It’s just a little something like that. Anyways, these men the story focuses on each have their own battles and help isn’t there for them. The tools are but the instructor isn’t and they all need help NOW. This movie made me realize how bad the system is and that it can’t help everyone at once. I’m not sure of how all of that stuff goes but from someone on the outside, it makes you feel like you don’t matter unless you can physically see something wrong. Through this movies, they also showed how much suicidal thoughts can really affect you and the others around you without you really knowing. Also, I don’t know if it was actually like this or if the director wanted it this war or if it was unintentionally, but I feel like a lot of the family and friends weren’t really there for each other, except the ones who experienced the war. That’s one thing that kind of frustrated me because I don’t see how you can be so upset at someone when you can clearly see who distraught they are. But I wasn’t involved, so I could be seeing this in a different way.
These were just a few thoughts of my own on this movie. Nonetheless, it was a really good movie and I’m so happy that the film industry finally made a good movie on the aftermath of someone who fought. If you’re interested, I recommend seeing it!