2016 Movie Reviews: The Bridge on the River Kwai

1.The Bridge on the River Kwai

Watched 1/1/16

"It will be pleasant work that requires your skills." — Colonel Saito

That's pretty much exactly what I thought about this writing series as I began it a year ago. And the ratio of truth that line had in it for the members of camp 16, is pretty equal to the ratio of truth for me in writing as well.

But another line makes it clear why I did what I did and why I'm doing it again in 2016.

 "All work and no play, make Jack a dull boy." — Colonel Saito

I started writing these reviews to ensure that I wrote regularly period. Since staring podcasting I've found it more difficult to maintain the habit. And without regular practice, my writing gets dull as well.

In 2015, I set out to watch 100, and got to 50. In the end, I'm absolutely happy with that. This year, I'm just aiming for more, and better writing about them.

Bridge offers a ton, and it's clear now why so many people have recommended it over the years. Guinness is amazing and the scenery is unlike anything I've seen elsewhere.

The final line (and the overall "moral" of the film) are every bit as effective as Kurtz' final line from Apocalypse Now.

Worth it, just for Saito's finally giving in to Guinness.