Saints and Soldiers: The Void {Review and Giveaway}

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Saints and Soldiers: The Void is the third in the Saints and Soldiers series and was released on October 14th.

Germany, May 1945, the twilight of WWII. On a final mission deep in the Harz mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans, including three infamous Panzer tanks, preparing to ambush allied supply trucks.

Before the war, Sergeant Jesse Owens, was a product of segregation and racial discrimination. Forced by law to ride in the back of the bus and disenfranchised from the political process. As the Germans bear down on the Americans, Owens fights the Axis powers for a freedom he and his fellow African American soldiers have never felt.

With a deadly game of cat and mouse quickly unfolding, Owens and his predominantly white tank crew find themselves out-gunned and out-manned by the German Panzer tanks. Several in Owens’ crew are reluctant to put their faith in a black tank driver despite their dire circumstances. With tension and fear beginning to manifest Owens knows they must put aside their differences to stop the enemy from their deadly plan. Knowing that a victory over the Nazis means a victory for racial justice, Owens and his men find a way to work together to save hundreds of lives in a desperate battle against the greatest odds they have ever faced.

This is a good movie.  I just love how the Saints and Soldiers movies seem to accurately portray the complexities of war without the vulgar language and graphic violence that is often seen in war movies (though there is some violence… it is a war movie).  It’s not often we can turn on a movie about WWII without worrying about our children wandering in and out of the room.  The Void particularity addresses the issue of racism in our country’s history.  While institutionalized racism and segregation is a terrible stain on our nation’s legacy, the movie ends with a thread of hope: The knowledge that as Satan helped man erected those walls to divided us from our fellow men, and with God’s help man can tear them down.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Karla Schaefer says:

    Thanks for posting. Never knew this series existed. My husband is a Marine, so the examining of war is often a topic n our home. We are also studying the effects of slavery in America. This will be an excellent movie to address that issue too.

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    1. It’s a GREAT series! And the best part is they are all independent from each other. While they all follow the same theme (WWII) you don’t need to watch them from the beginning (none of them have the same characters or anything). Entirely independent story lines.

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  2. Juli says:

    This looks awesome, I can’t wait to see the movie

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    1. Juli says:

      Oh, and my favorite clean move is the FFF “Picture Perfect”

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