first published on April 24, 2019 by Will
The official teaser trailer for the film Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan has dropped, and it looks like it’ll certainly be worth the watch.
As the title states, the movie depicts the Battle of Long Tan, the bloodiest battle for Anzac troops in the Vietnam War. The battle took place in August of 1966 in South Vietnam, and the fight pitted 108 mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand against 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. Completely surrounded and outgunned, the Anzac troops still managed to come out on top.
The film teaser definitely looks “Hollywood,” ensuring that it will have fiery explosions, overly profound last words of dying heroes, no actual tactics, and slow motion, beautiful artistic portrayals of Hell on Earth in all its cinematic glory. I foresee a “We Were Soldiers…” type feature.
Yet, I will be seeing it, regardless of the predictable cinematic shortcomings, and I recommend everyone else to go see it as well, if for nothing more than to give two hours of acknowledgement from your life to those that were actually there.