Seems like the movie studios are finally getting the hint, ditching the glamor of the Hollywood propaganda machine and sticking with historical facts to lure in actual moviegoers. That’s certainly the case with Saban Films and Foyer Entertainment’s Danger Close, a historical retelling of the hundred Australian soldiers who stood their ground against thousands of North Vietnamese during the Vietnam war in 1966.
The trailer is two whole minutes of setting up the intensity and violence that will ensue during the struggle that the Australian company faced while fighting a war that couldn’t be won.
Kriv Stenders gives a brutal and uncompromising look at a battle that relied on wits, bravery, and a whole lot of heart.
You can check out the trailer below courtesy of Rapid Trailer.
The film stars Travis Fimmel and Luke Bracey, as they accompany 106 Australian and New Zealand soldiers through the jungles of Long Tan just beyond a small village.
Things turn sour fast for the group when they get ambushed and attacked with machine gun fire and more than 2,500 Viet Cong soldiers ready to kill or be killed.
The comments for the film are almost entirely filled with praise. Those who have seen early screenings have noted that Stenders has avoided a script and character portrayals steeped in propaganda, and has instead focused on trying to keep Danger Close as realistic and as accurate to the actual events of the matter as they happened during that time.
This is one of those rare moments where history isn’t being belied at the hands of artisans of agitprop, but is being handled by those who actually respect what happened during that time.
In any case, if you’re interested in a historical war drama that doesn’t glamorize itself with a lot of “diversity” and Hollywood agitprop, it looks like Danger Close could be a worthwhile film to check out.
Of course, I would advise you stay vigilant and look for any signs of subversion. They always try to sneak that stuff in there under the radar.
You can look for Danger Close to hit theaters on November 8th, 2019.