We started watching this film in a film class, so I ended up finishing it at home. From the beginning of the film, I was intrigued, and by the end, I found it to be a rather unique historical drama.
The film is an inventive mix of a political thriller and a courtroom drama, and it is extremely enjoyable to watch. The protagonist is extremely well-developed, so the audience is easily able to sympathize with her. The actress who plays the protagonist is very good at emoting, heightening the believability of the film. It is interesting how they supposedly used the real-life transcripts to write the script of the film, and I think that is the most unique part of the film.
A few of the filmmaking elements are a bit rough and TV-like. It is very visibly dated from the early 2000's. Additionally, I'm not sure if this is just the version available on Prime, but there are some issues with the shots having lines on them, although it isn't very distracting. The production design was pretty good, though.
Overall, I thought that "Sophie Scholl: The Final Days" is a unique, but somewhat dated historical drama film. I liked it very much as a war film.
Sophie Scholl: The Final Days
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: DVD/Blu-Ray in a class and Amazon Prime.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
I look at films as if through old red and blue 3D glasses— one lens is as art, one lens is as entertainment.
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